BREAKING: UAW Intimidation at Volkswagen Plant

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Permalink

Sources tell the Center for Worker Freedom that United Auto Worker members are roaming at will through the halls of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant this afternoon.

The union troops are reportedly walking up and down the aisles wearing black shirts with the UAW logo emblazoned across them in a clear effort to intimidate the employees.

The union has reportedly been given safety glasses by the company so that they can fully access the production lines.

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Center for Worker Freedom launches anti-UAW billboard campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Permalink
Billboards and website warn of UAW’s threat to southern economy, culture.

Today, ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) steps up its efforts to warn the residents of Chattanooga, TN about the terrible economic legacy and the left wing political nature of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, which is aggressively trying to organize the town’s Volkswagen facility.

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CWF Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Permalink

Conservative Activists to Oppose VW's Chattanooga Union Vote; Group Linked to Grover Norquist Plans Billboard and Radio Campaign

By Neal E. Boudette

4 February 2014

The Wall Street Journal Online

Copyright 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A conservative activist group based in Washington is preparing to weigh in against the looming union vote at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, in a bid to stop the United Auto Workers from organizing the factory.

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VW Workers Denied Voice - Again

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Permalink

On Monday, February 3rd, Volkswagen workers concerned about the possibility that the United Auto Workers is getting an unfair advatnage in its efforts to unionize their Chattanooga plant, delivered two letters to upper managemnt in which they requested the opportunity to share with their co-workers the other, anti-UAW side of the argument.  It was the second set of such letter that the workers, led by Mike Burton, purveyor of, had delivered.

The text of the two Feb. 3 letters read in part as follows:


Mr. Frank Fisher

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Left Wing UAW at Odds with Tennessee Values

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 9:50 am - Permalink

Tennessee isn’t known for being the most progressive place in the country. They love their communities, guns and especially their faith. Being the 5th most religious state in the country, according to Pew Research, you can probably say that their religious moral values are integrated into everyday life in Tennessee, including their politics.

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Breaking: Chattanooga Volkswagen workers to vote on UAW next week

Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 1:37 pm - Permalink

It finally arrives.  From the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

Chattanooga Volkswagen workers will vote in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 12 to 14, the United Auto Workers announced today.

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UAW imports anti-worker thuggery to Tennessee

Posted by CWF on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Permalink

Writing for the Washington Examiner, CWF's Matt Patterson unveils the trickery and decipt used by the UAW at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant:

Nor is the union content merely to let government and company officials silence opposing voices; they are perfectly willing to do it themselves the old-fashioned way.

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Unions Make Big Gains in the South - Especially Tennessee

Posted by CWF on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 11:37 am - Permalink

Big Labor is making big gains in the South.  Tennessee especially has seen alarmingly robust union growth, with more than 31,000 Tenneseeans added to union rolls in 2013, according to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). CWF's Matt Patterson reflected on the news in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

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BREAKING: Volkswagen Denies Workers Equal Time in Union Fight

Posted by CWF on Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Permalink
Workers denied the opportunity to voice opposition to UAW
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UAW Union Dues: A Royal Mess

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Permalink

Bob King, President of the United Auto Workers union, said in a press conference on January 15th that the union plans to raise dues.

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CWF Featured in the New York Times

Posted by CWF Blog on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 8:42 am - Permalink

The Center for Worker Freedom’s educational campaign to warn Chattanooga about the dangers of UAW representation at the town’s Volkswagen plant is receiving national attention.  CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson was interviewed for a New York Times report in which he was asked about the origin of the Center and why Americans for Tax Reform is interested in this labor fight:

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Southern Workers Continue to Resist Unionization

Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Permalink

In a column for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson chronicles the desperate nature of the UAW’s drive to organize southern manufacturing facilities:

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CWF on

Posted by CWF Blog on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 2:50 pm - Permalink

In a column for the Fox News “The NLRB Targets Tennessee,” CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson details the reaction of Chattanoogans to the continued organization drive by the UAW in their local Volkswagen plant, now with assistance from Obama’s National Labor Relations Board:

Chattanoogans — the vast majority of whom lean conservative or libertarian —  feel betrayed.  No one told them, when the deal was being made to bring VW to their area, that it would mean inviting this union viper into their bed. 

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Next UAW Chief an Obama Organizer

Posted by CWF Blog on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 12:55 pm - Permalink

Writing for Forbes, CWF’s Matt Patterson profiles the UAW’s presumptive next president Dennis Williams:

Williams is a former welder, but also boasts an another impressive credential on his resume, a credit indicative of the UAW’s true nature and an indication of where its loyalties and aspirations lay: Williams has a long history with Barack Obama, and was even a key member of the Obama’s organizing team for the Iowa caucuses in 2008.

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How the UAW Helped Kill Detroit

Posted by CWF Blog on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 3:46 am - Permalink

For more information on how the United Auto Workers helped drive Detroit into the ditch, read this special report co-authored last year by the CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson for National Review, “Detroit: Empire of Rust.”  Here’s an excerpt:

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