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Mon Feb 10, 2014, 01:45 PM

State incentives for Volkswagen may depend on UAW vote, legislators say [View all]

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

A state senator said today that future financial incentives for expanding Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant may hinge on how workers vote this week on whether to accept the United Auto Workers.

Should workers vote for UAW representation, “I believe any additional incentives from the citizens of the state of Tennessee for expansion or otherwise will have a very tough time passing the Tennessee senate,” said State Sen. Bo Watson, R-Chattanooga.

Also, state Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, urged VW workers to vote “no” on the UAW.

“The taxpapers of Tennessee reached out to Volkswagen and welcome them to our state and our community. We are glad they are here. But that is not a green light to help force a union into the workplace. That was not part of the deal,” the House majority leader said at a press conference.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/feb/10/state-incentives-volkswagen-may-hinge-uaw-vote-leg/

The world freaks me out sometimes. VW wants the UAW to come in so the plant can have a works council like all other VW plants do. But the right wing is freaking out hard. I guess they forget that the GM (former Saturn) plant in Springhill is a UAW shop. They must be worried about their nissan buddies. I can't help but wonder what the Germans think about this.

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