Jul. 11, 2014

UAW Breaks Pledge

Pushes toward VW unionization.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union says it’s keeping its promise to unionize employees at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant, but they’re breaking another promise in the process. The Washington Free Beacon reports, “Workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the labor giant’s bid to form the first auto union in the right to work state in February. The union signed a neutrality agreement with the German auto manufacturer that gave organizers an advantage during its campaign. However, that agreement also contained a provision barring the union from any organizing activity for one year following the vote. The union decided to break that pledge on Thursday, announcing the formation of a new local that would allow workers to join voluntarily.” UAW president Dennis Williams says, “We’re keeping our promise” to unionize the workers, which leftists clearly prioritize over contractual agreements. The administration hopes that a majority of workers will eventually join, enabling unionization to become mandatory. Big Labor cronyism continues unabated. More…

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