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applegrove

(119,537 posts)
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 01:28 AM Apr 20

"Breaking News: In a landmark victory for organized labor, workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted overwhelming


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"Breaking News: In a landmark victory for organized labor, workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted overwhelmingly to join the United Automobile Workers union, becoming the first nonunion auto plant in a Southern state to do so."

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/19/business/economy/volkswagen-united-automobile-workers-union.html
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"Breaking News: In a landmark victory for organized labor, workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee voted overwhelming (Original Post) applegrove Apr 20 OP
The last time they voted the governor of Tennessee... A HERETIC I AM Apr 20 #1
If I remember correctly the Tenn-GOP threw a hissy fit Norbert Apr 20 #3
Somebody pinch me! BaronChocula Apr 20 #2
What great news Tom of Temecula Apr 20 #4
Very good. Hotler Apr 20 #5
Workers are making historic gains right now Johnny2X2X Apr 20 #6
The TN GOP will strike back to cause pain to the workers, activists and companies that accept unions. machoneman Apr 20 #7
the RW rotters all over the South will strike back in fits of anti-unions rage as unions gain there Celerity Apr 20 #8
Biden helps this. Johnny2X2X Apr 20 #9
Welcome to collective bargaining. Your voice has the power of the union, now! lindysalsagal Apr 20 #10

A HERETIC I AM

(24,410 posts)
1. The last time they voted the governor of Tennessee...
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 02:06 AM
Apr 20

Lobbied AGAINST the vote but Volkswagen corporation was all for it!

Good for them.

Now let’s see the Toyota Plant in Georgetown, KY and all the rest do the same.

Norbert

(6,077 posts)
3. If I remember correctly the Tenn-GOP threw a hissy fit
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 05:22 AM
Apr 20

and threatened to pull their tax incentives for building there. That is why it is not a union plant at this point. Indeed, VW had no problem with going union.

BaronChocula

(1,736 posts)
2. Somebody pinch me!
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 04:38 AM
Apr 20

I hope magafox news ups their anti-union propaganda in their knee-jerk white nationalist power-hungry fashion and starts alienating all those magafox watching union members. And those new union members will begin to realize that magafox has just been a sewage processor slinging nasty narratives unto proponents of fairness and equality. And then we'll begin to see a new phenomenon called magafox fatigue. But that may be asking for too much.

Johnny2X2X

(19,655 posts)
6. Workers are making historic gains right now
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 08:58 AM
Apr 20

And no one is even paying attention. The working class hasn’t seen progress like this in generations.

None of this would be happening without Joe Biden spearheading the renewed labor movement in this country.

machoneman

(4,045 posts)
7. The TN GOP will strike back to cause pain to the workers, activists and companies that accept unions.
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 09:02 AM
Apr 20

Wait for it in 5-4-3-2.........................

Johnny2X2X

(19,655 posts)
9. Biden helps this.
Sat Apr 20, 2024, 09:19 AM
Apr 20

And no one is even paying attention. The working class hasn’t seen progress like this in generations.

None of this would be happening without Joe Biden spearheading the renewed labor movement in this country.

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