The United Auto Workers lost another attempt to “organize” Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN, factory; its latest move was voted down last Friday 833-776. Tennessee is a right-to-work State, and those factory workers rudely exercised their right to work free of union interference.
Naturally, the UAW has its collective panties in a collective twist. The loss is unfair, you see, because it’s always unfair when a union (or any faction of the Left, come to that) loses a contest. Brian Rothenberg, a UAW spokesman, made this nonsense plain:
Our labor laws are broken[.]
Well, they must be—they don’t guarantee a union victory.
Rothenberg went on:
Workers should not have to endure threats and intimidation in order to obtain the right to collectively bargain[.]
Certainly. And they are, for the most part, free of threats and intimidation in Tennessee, as they are in every right-to-work State. Workers also, though, should not have to endure threats and intimidation in order to maintain their right not to have a union “represent” them.
These workers have spoken, quite clearly, twice on this matter, now, and similarly situated workers throughout right-to-work States have been loud and clear with the same message to unions trying to interfere with their work environment: “Go away, and leave us alone. Quit bothering us.”
Will the unions listen to the workers? Do they ever?