Saturday, February 15, 2014

Workers Deciding their Own Fate

Volkswagen Workers Vote NOT To Unionize With UAW
Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 14, 2014) — Volkswagen Chattanooga employees have voted in a secret ballot election against United Auto Workers (UAW) representation. Participation in the election was 89 percent. 53 percent of the eligible employees who voted decided against the UAW as their bargaining representative in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) between February 12 – 14.
“On behalf of Volkswagen Group of America, I want to thank all of our Chattanooga production and maintenance employees for their participation in this week's vote. They have spoken, and Volkswagen will respect the decision of the majority,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “The election results remain to be certified by the NLRB,” Fischer, said.
“Our employees have not made a decision that they are against a works council. Throughout this process, we found great enthusiasm for the idea of an American-style works council both inside and outside our plant,” Fischer noted. “Our goal continues to be to determine the best method for establishing a works council in accordance with the requirements of U.S. labor law to meet VW America's production needs and serve our employees’ interests,” Fischer said.~snip~
While the media spin on this heavily favors the union position the real story is the repudiation of union policies by workers who are more interested in their livelihood than allowing their dues to be used to support politicians who work against the interests of the middle class.
The failure of unions in this country is due to their complete disconnect from middle class values.

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