Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The UAW wants to do for Mississippi what it did for Detroit

The Wall Street Journal reported December 23:

"The head of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday the union will begin a campaign in January to organize hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S..." Article

The Wall Street Journal provided a few more details in a story published about the UAW's efforts:

"The United Auto Workers union said it is prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to organize employees, including a new push for hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S..." Article


However, the UAW may not be interested in playing nice:

"But if the companies don't agree to a set of rules being promoted by the union to ensure what it calls free and fair union elections, he indicated the fight could turn nasty—and global.

The UAW, he said, would hold demonstrations at the corporate headquarters of these companies outside the U.S. as well as at their U.S. plants. In addition, it would picket their dealerships in the U.S. and abroad, and sports events globally that are sponsored by the car companies.

Mr. King said he will tap the union's strike fund of more than $800 million for the push, calling it the best way to protect his current membership. "We have, in many ways, pretty deep pockets in terms of what we're willing to spend," said Mr. King, adding that the union already approved spending $60 million on organizing at its convention in June. "We have really unlimited resources to devote to this. It's unlike anything that's been seen in the UAW in many, many years."

Driving GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy isn't enough for the UAW. While they brag about what they accomplished through "cooperation" with the Big Three, they conveniently forget the role their unreasonable contracts and jobs banks programs played in driving up the Big Three's labor costs (and yes, management made bad decisions as well.). The same hypocritical UAW that blasts Southern states for giving incentives to foreign auto manufacturers while it lobbies Northern states to do the same for Detroit. Earlier post about Northern financial aid, See earlier post about UAW propoganda. If America wants to wipe out Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, and Nissan, there is no better way to do it then sic the UAW on them. The UAW, doing to Mississippi what it did to Michigan.


7 comments:

Ironghost said...

There's a great editorial about this over at The Truth About Cars. In short, yeah the UAW wants everything it's way.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/between-the-lines-the-uaws-principles-for-fair-union-elections/

Anonymous said...

You mean TO Detroit?

Anonymous said...

The UAW thinks that those "dumb southerns" will fall for their lies. So far I think they have found that we aren't as dumb as they think we are!

Anonymous said...

As a current auto worker, all I have to say to the UAW is: GO FUCK YOURSELF!!! We don't need or want you around here!

Anonymous said...

Err, 6:55, the UAW is already here and has been at a local plant for many years. However, strangely enough, they do not make automobile parts

Unknown said...

If UAW goes in, the plants will leave. This comes from someone who has worked in management in Automotive manufacturing and sat in union meetings. We were told by upper management a few years ago when they first attempted that if it happened, be ready to move.

Anonymous said...

The UAW like all unions will drive cost of the products up and will not help MS. Leave MS the way we are go away. I don't care people in the UAW's family used to be from here. Go back to Detroitand stop complicating our pro business environment.

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