Tennessee Volkswagen Workers Reject UAW Won-t Become Next Detroit — Volkswagen Worker

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Workers Choose Not to Turn Into Detroit


weeks ago I traveled to Chattanooga, on behalf of the Beacon Institute to workers and community leaders on the of unionizing the 3,000-worker Volkswagen My message: beware turning a surprisingly fast-growing metro in the South, into Detroit.

So when the plant workers the UAW effort to bring in a union, it was that they fully the perils: the UAW would put their at risk.

When I traveled to and met with families who would be by the union presence, I heard concerns. One was that unions withhold money from paychecks with few corresponding Workers are paid well at the VW — $15 to $30 an hour (plus benefits) on skills — and there is high for these jobs. Another was that the higher plant associated with a union mean that more jobs would be outsourced to or China.

The UAW goal was to unionize its first auto plant in one of the southern states. Once this was established, the plan was to spread power to other plants in Florida, South Carolina, and — states where unions are but manufacturing jobs once in the unionized Midwest are sprouting up all

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Right-to-work states have creating jobs at two to three the pace of forced-union states — eroding union power.

VW who generally supported the union, a wildly naïve view of how power works in practice in where militarized Big Labor have contaminated nearly industry they touch — steel, the Postal Service, and and local governments. The rebirth of the industry in the South has been an end run corrupting union influence. As Bob Corker (R-TN), who was mayor of when many companies in to this region, tells me, plants have located precisely because we are not tied by unions and we have right to protections in Tennessee.”

In the end, the workers saw more than benefit to union in Chattanooga. We should all celebrate the hope for America’s economic is to make bankrupt Detroit like prosperous Tennessee — not versa.

Stephen Moore is chief at The Heritage Foundation.

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