The Rights Of The Working Folks - And Response

Friday, April 12, 2019

Well, it has started. Mr. Exum’s post on the “evils” of the UAW is dragging out the old, tired, scare tactics to try and convince folks into voting against their own best interest. Sound familiar?

Expect soon to hear lawmakers with an R after their name begin to illegally interfere with the vote like they did last time.

A quick look at history will show America was at its greatest, for the middle class when unions were strong and corporations couldn’t run over the rights of their workers. The folks trying to scare you about the UAW want no part of workers having a voice. 

If you enjoy a paid vacation, sick leave, a 40-hour week...just a few of your “rights” as an employee...thank a union.  If they hadn’t fought for those things for their members, you wouldn’t have those things now.

To the folks at Volkswagen, management and employees, good for you. I hope you bring the UAW to Chattanooga.  It’s time to expose, once again, the fallacy of right to work (read: fire) laws and embrace the rights of working folks, too.

Randy Price

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I don't have a dog in this fight but I remember the last "war" when the UAW was in town. I never worked under a union and I have never had a relative who was a union member.

Volkswagen screwed consumers but seem to be recovering okay? The people that I know that work at Volkswagen locally tell me they have a good job and talk like they appreciate the environment.

I would love to see some employees from Volkswagen respond here.

Ted Ladd
Ooltewah


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