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Employees of the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejected big Labor’s bid to unionize by a 54 percent majority, according to The Augusta Chronicle’s April 26 editorial (“Fending off Big Labor”).

Despite underhanded union campaign methods and support from our anti-right-to-work president and a foreign union IG Metall support, the people of Tennessee used common sense with the experience of Detroit in front of their eyes to reject a union dictatorship.

Labor-management relations are somewhat different in Germany, realizing that a cooperative spirit in decision-making will benefit all the people and the state. Economic success is the result even with higher wage rates and higher employment figures than we have here.

Many American industries now are seeing a revival in production efficiency, and we are returning to a “Made in America” culture. Industrial training programs are adding to this success. Also, union-free education is in more independent and private schools. Private initiative always has produced better results than our Washington bureaucracy.

I wish President Reagan’s effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education had succeeded. Our high-school education level at least would equal or exceed the rest of the industrial world. Better education and work skills also would result in improved pay equality.

Isn’t that what the beef is all about?

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/12/14 - 05:49 am
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Despite underhanded union campaign methods? Backwards

Herr von Schweinitz has his "facts" backwards". It was the anti-union crowd that pulled the dirty tricks. "
U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said on Wednesday he has been "assured" that if workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in his hometown of Chattanooga reject United Auto Worker representation, the company will reward the plant with a new product to build.
Corker's bombshell, which runs counter to public statements by Volkswagen, was dropped on the first of a three-day secret ballot election of blue-collar workers at the Chattanooga plant whether to allow the UAW to represent them." (Reuters) Also, the GOP legislature threatened to pull tax incentives they used to lure VW to Tennessee. A sitting US Senator lied to the workers to influence the vote during the voting process and threats by the politicians to pull tax incentives if they don't get their way? Why isn't that illegal? Those are underhanded dirty methods. Not to mention the billboards placed all around town that had United Auto Workers with "Auto" struck out and replaced with "Obama" funded by a nice little incestious group including Grover Norquist, the Scaife Foundation, the Kochs, the Heritage Foundation, and the usual anti-worker groups that like to use Newspeak and name themselves the opposite of what they really do, sucu as "The Center for Worker Freedom." 1984 is here at last thanks to right wing billionaires. All the UAW did was complain about the dirty tricks and file complaints with the NLRB. Of course the vote is over and one with, however, thanks to the right wing dirty tricks and the down vote VW made it known that they'll probably bever build another plant in the American south or another so called "right to work" ( more Newspeak) again. Way to cut the throats of the people of the state and the south who need jobs, but the right wind doesn't give a crap about the working class or the little people. Never have and never will. They don't need insurance, health care, decent paying jobs, any kind of safety net, nothing. Just let them die. This country was made for the rich and only the rich. The rest of the people were supposed to be slaves but Lincoln screwed that up. Now they just have to be wage slaves.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/12/14 - 06:04 am
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unions have become nothing more than thugs

and it is a shame our language has deteriorated so by letting them keep the word union, which they certainly are not.
it should be mob.
and they're finally making offers intelligent workers can refuse

deestafford
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deestafford 05/12/14 - 08:37 am
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Unions were good for years after they started in the 30's...

Unions were good for years after they started in the 30's but they have long outlived their usefulness for decades.

Pubic unions should not be allowed. Private unions are dying because workers finally see their is no benefit in being a union member.

Unions are corrupt and reduce productivity. This fits right in with Obama's view of the world and those whom he appointed to the NLRB--pro-union leftists.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/12/14 - 12:06 pm
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"This country was made for
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"This country was made for the rich and only the rich."
bod, this country has allowed the average person to be very successful and make a good living. The so-called poor in this country lives better probably 50% of the people in the world. In this country if a person was smart and worked hard they could become very successful. A lot of people that were not smart enough or to lazy was not successful; some even became jealous of the ones that did make.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/12/14 - 12:06 pm
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"This country was made for
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"This country was made for the rich and only the rich."
bod, this country has allowed the average person to be very successful and make a good living. The so-called poor in this country lives better probably 50% of the people in the world. In this country if a person was smart and worked hard they could become very successful. A lot of people that were not smart enough or to lazy was not successful; some even became jealous of the ones that did make.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 12:15 pm
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"Now they just have to be wage slaves."

Which is no more or less than what we all deserve if we don't have the will or fortitude to negotiate fair compensation in exchange for our labor or intellectual contributions to our employer.

Weakness breeds more weakness.

See today's story on student loans and Liz Warren's plan to 'FIX' them.

Liz Warren, the non-socialist socialist.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 12:15 pm
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"Now they just have to be wage slaves."

Which is no more or less than what we all deserve if we don't have the will or fortitude to negotiate fair compensation in exchange for our labor or intellectual contributions to our employer.

Weakness breeds more weakness.

See today's story on student loans and Liz Warren's plan to 'FIX' them.

Liz Warren, the non-socialist socialist.

Darby
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Darby 05/12/14 - 02:03 pm
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I just love it when our resident libs get all hot

under the collar in defense of their party's agenda for total government control of our economy.

The more he/she rants, the less sense he/she makes and the less reality he/she presents.

I say again, the more we rely on "Big Brother" to wipe our noses, wash behind our ears and pick up after us, the weaker we, as a nation, become. Of course, that's the end game for the liberal/progressive/socialist machine to begin with.

A large following of compliant, weak willed, lemmings, dependent on government to lead them around by the nose who eagerly vote to keep their "betters" in power in exchange for whatever crumbs are left for them to glean from the leftovers.

The most pitiful are those who are conned into thinking that "they" are or will be among the "elite" when in reality, they will never see the inside of that group.

The best those poor souls can ever hope for is a machine signed "thank you" note from their socialist "leadership".

Meanwhile, the backbone of America becomes weaker and weaker until (if not stopped) it will no longer support itself.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/12/14 - 04:48 pm
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You are mistaken edcushman

"The so-called poor in this country lives better probably 50% of the people in the world."

You underestimated by 18%

"That is, the typical person in the bottom 5 percent of the American income distribution is still richer than 68 PERCENT of the world’s inhabitants.

Now check out the line for India. India’s poorest ventile corresponds with the 4th poorest percentile worldwide. And its richest? The 68th percentile. Yes, that’s right: America’s poorest are, as a group, about as rich as India’s richest."

Of course Ed, our liberal comrades would never let facts get in the way would they? I suppose the next thing is they will attack the source rather than try refuting the numbers. There will be at least three cowards who will thumb down facts staring them in the face. What's up with that stupidity?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/06/01/astonishing-numbers-a...

edcushman
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edcushman 05/12/14 - 05:37 pm
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"That is, the typical person
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"That is, the typical person in the bottom 5 percent of the American income distribution is still richer than 68 PERCENT of the world’s inhabitants."
itsanotherday1, I did not look it up I was basing it on what I have seen with my eyes. The liberal idiots in this country should spend a little time in Asia, Mexico or even the advanced islands like Jamaica or the Dominican Republic. I call them liberals but the liberals today are the progressives, Marxists and communists from the 60s and 70s. There are some airheaded liberals that don't have a clue.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/12/14 - 10:35 pm
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I have seen many on here

I have seen many on here moaning about the "destruction of the middle class."

People have just gotten plain spoiled. I remember how I grew up, and what was considered middle class back then.

I have prospered more than I ever dreamed, I have it much better than my parents did, and no, the middle class isn't being destroyed. People got the mistaken idea that they were always supposed to prosper, that their wages would always rise, that they would always increase their standard of living, and that was never realistic.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 05/14/14 - 06:25 pm
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We don't have poor in this country. We have the fattest so called poor people in the entire world. America is still a place where illegals will walk hundreds of miles to sneak into our country. Go to their countries and you'll see what being poor is all about.

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