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Fox Enters Tennessee Labor With Anti-Worker Binge

Fox pushed aside economic and Volkswagen’s stated position unionization effort at a Tennessee instead warning that a push may generate too many for workers and hurt the carmaker.

at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, are voting this week on to unionize with the United Workers (UAW). A final on the move is scheduled to take by February 14, and in advance of the decision, conservative activist groups mobilized a campaign to halt the effort, succeeding in skewing coverage of the issue.

Now Fox News is joining the union effort. The February 13 edition of Fox stoked fears that could hurt the U.S. and make manufacturing prohibitively something that Fox Business Stuart Varney called a big issue:

PETER JOHNSON, JR. does this sound in of the economy, in terms of right to in terms of our ability in this to manufacture in a way that’s not too expensive?

Oh, it’s a very big issue.

Yeah. Tell us about

VARNEY: A very, very big Foreign carmakers have, I 11 plants in more than a states in America. They’re very successful automobile Now, if the union comes Volkswagen, do they now have rules, work rules? really hurts the ability of a to move quickly with a new What about wage What about benefits? Do always go up because of unionization?

Varney purports to be concerned economic growth and employer’s but it is at the expense of the facts.

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The reality is Volkswagen is not opposing the unionization in Tennessee.

All Volkswagen plants have union representation Chattanooga and two plants in China. And the company has praised the benefits organization has brought to its other — As The Washington Post the company even sees its of worker codetermination as a ‘competitive ,’ according to Volkswagen’s works council leader, Osterloh. As UC Berkley’s Harley has explained. this competitive has already helped boost bottom line — the has led all major automakers in raising value over the last years and was virtually tied for place in global auto in 2012.

And economic research is on Volkswagen’s Unions around the country repeatedly been shown to productivity and allow greater during economic downturns, demand to the economy by raising As the Economic Policy Institute has unionization increases the stability and power of the middle class, is necessary to maintain a healthy economy:

The notion that greater is harmful to an economic recovery is Unions, as institutions, and the members form them are economically and do not pursue demands that firms out of business. There are studies that show firms that become (see the review of studies in and Lee, 2004) are no more to fail than are firms remain nonunion. If anything, are more important in a recession. As was in a statement signed by forty economists and released on February The current recession will weaken the ability of workers to individually. More than workers will need to act

Economic recovery and future stability depend on a middle once again having purchasing power to sustain the we must not rebuild another economy. Greater unionization can to that goal because and benefits for ordinary workers rise and income inequality in the as a whole will be reduced. In unions help foster the middle class that is to our nation’s economic strength.

misguided claims tally with the political attacks conservative activists that been pouring into in response to Volkswagen’s unionization

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