CWF in the Chattanooga Times Free Press

Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 9:22 am - Permalink

The Chattanooga Times Free Press published an article on June 11, 2019, by Senior Fellow Olivia Grady. The article is titled "The Trojan Horse: UAW seeks to unionize VW workers for its own gain." The article explains how VW workers would be hurt if they vote for the union:

The United Auto Workers is hoping that a third election will be the charm for convincing Volkswagen plant workers in Chattanooga that they should unionize. Unfortunately, if they succeed, these workers will pay a heavy price like other workers before them.

The National Labor Relations Board has set an election for Wednesday though Friday for the 1,790 maintenance and production workers at the Tennessee plant.

The first election occurred in February 2014. The workers won the election, rejecting the union by a 712-626 vote with help from the Center for Worker Freedom and Americans for Tax Reform.

The UAW then tried to unionize 165 maintenance workers in December 2015. They were unfortunately successful.

However, the UAW is not content with just 165 unionized workers. They want more power in a region that has usually rejected union representation and for very good reason.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, correctly expressed the views of many workers in two of her tweets: "We're not going to let @UAW turn Chattanooga into Detroit" and "We don't need Union bosses in Detroit telling Tennessee what's best for our workers."

To read the rest of the article, please click here.