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. Democracy, Free Speech" Patterson writes that the union:

… doesn’t want elected officials to speak their minds, relate conversations that they have had, or speculate about future public expenditures. It doesn’t want people discussing how the union spends its money, or what politicians and radical causes it supports, or its role in the bankruptcies of General Motors and Detroit. In other words, the union is petitioning the government to help it stifle speech that it does not like.

It seems that the union only wants laws to be followed when they are favoring the union’s needs, wants and opinions.