CWF Exclusive:Volkswagen Set to Betray its Workers

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Permalink

 

Company looking to hand over its Chattanooga plant to the UAW, in spite of worker rejection of the union 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Volkswagen management is considering a course of action that would hand over its Chattanooga assembly plant to the United Auto Workers (UAW) in spite of that union's failure to win a February secret ballot election, the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) has learned.

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Heaven Help the UAW: Union Solicits Help from Faith Community in Mississippi

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Permalink

It is no secret that the United Auto Workers union failed in its attempt to unionize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee just a few short weeks ago.

The union has not given up on Chattanooga, but the Nissan plant in Mississippi is also in its sight.

Canton, Mississippi is the location of a 5,000 employee Nissan plant. As the union seems to be on damage control after its embarrassing performance in Tennessee, they are looking for new tactics to organize in Mississippi.

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New Captain Can Not Save Sinking Union

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 12:00 pm - Permalink

(Pictured is King on the left and Williams on the right)

Since the UAW failure in Chattanooga, it seems that current Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams has taken the reigns of the organization in advance of his formal coronation this June.

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Big Labor Spikes it in the End Zone

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Permalink

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at it again, and this time they are coming after college football.

Yes, college football players at Northwestern University are now allowed to unionize.

It seems strange, right?

These players are still students in college, without a paying job. But that is not what the unions buddies at the NLRB are arguing.

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Matt Patterson Discusses Organizing Drive of the UAW and the Future of the Union

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 10:58 am - Permalink
On March 17th, Matt Patterson Executive Director of the CWF was asked to speak on a panel at the Heritage Foundation. The panel discusses the political, legal and economic implications of the UAW loss.
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Union Thug Watch: Part One

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Permalink

Union members often have the reputation of acting mean and ruthless, but threatening women and children? Now that is a new low.

Sadly, this is exactly what happened last year in Washington State. According to a report in the Daily Caller, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Vancouver, Washington, have been charged by the NLRB “….. with not only attacking company workers, but with threatening to rape one manager’s daughter and issuing veiled threats to another’s children,” during a labor dispute that began in February 2013.

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MSNBC Host Rails Against the Center for Worker Freedom

Posted on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Permalink

Below is a clip from the Ed Show on MSNBC

 

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Historic Vote Begins in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

Today the workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will begin the process of deciding whether or not they want the United Auto Workers (UAW) to represent them.

The results, whatever they may be, will have long-lasting consequences for the union, the communities in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and the nation.

We hope and trust that the election will be a free and fair one, and that each worker will get the opportunity to make an informed decision.

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CWF Announces New Radio Campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 2:09 pm - Permalink

Today ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom announced a new radio campaign in Chattanooga. The transcript of the 30-second spot is as follows:

The UAW wants you to believe that VW employees are deciding whether or not to have a German-style works council.

Wrong! 

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VW, UAW meet with Chattanooga plant workers inside, anti-union rhetoric heats up outside

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 11:02 am - Permalink

The Chattanooga Times Free Press profiled CWF

"Also Tuesday, an anti-union group put up a couple of billboards in Chattanooga, with the aim to "warn of the UAW's threat to the Southern economy and culture" and trying to tie the union to President Barack Obama."

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Unions: Houdini Wannabes

Posted by Margaret Mire on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 9:37 am - Permalink

Unions Escape Minimum Wage They Chain to Employers   

Minimum wage laws sound fair.  But are they? 

Minimum wage hikes increase labor costs for employers leading to fewer opportunities for workers: Employers faced with increased labor costs may not be able to hire as many workers as they need, hurting productivity and growth.

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CWF Launches Billboard Campaign in Support of Fresno Farm Workers

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Permalink

On August 12 the Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) launched the first in a series of billboards in California designed to bring attention to the plight of Fresno farm workers who are being forced into a union against their will.

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UAW vows attack on Chattanooga

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Permalink

German union boss, Frank Patta, threatens American workers in Chattanooga. CWF's Matt Patterson writes today for the Chattanooga Times Free Press explaining that:

...Patta took dead aim at the Chattanooga VW workers who had had the gall to vote against UAW representation last February, vowing that the union will prevail eventually.

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Matt Patterson Speaks at the Conservative Leadership Conference

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson of the Center for Worker Freedom is speaking today at the Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh, NC. His presentation will be at 3pm. To read more about the other speakers and more about the event click here.

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Subaru Dealership's Brilliant Union Jujutsu

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Permalink

In an effort to try and embarrass and humiliate a Subaru dealership, the local United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Local 201 union in Wichita put up a sign in front of the dealership, located on public property, which reads “SHAME ON SUBARU OF WICHITA.”

Rather than taking the criticism, the dealership cleverly fought back with a sign almost identical in design which reads "FOR HAVING UNBEATABLE PRICES"

Ouch. This should be a lesson to unions - two can play at this game.

 

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The UAW Stifles Free Speech

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Permalink

The UAW has lost the election for the unionization of the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The union is not accepting this defeat easily, if at all. They recently filed an objection with the NLRB, claiming that the election was compromised by political interference. Matt Patterson of the Center for Worker Freedom writes for the Times Free Press in Chattanooga about this very issue. In an article entitled “The UAW Against.

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