Subaru Dealership's Brilliant Union Jujutsu

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Permalink

In an effort to try and embarrass and humiliate a Subaru dealership, the local United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Local 201 union in Wichita put up a sign in front of the dealership, located on public property, which reads “SHAME ON SUBARU OF WICHITA.”

Rather than taking the criticism, the dealership cleverly fought back with a sign almost identical in design which reads "FOR HAVING UNBEATABLE PRICES"

Ouch. This should be a lesson to unions - two can play at this game.

 

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The UAW Stifles Free Speech

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Permalink

The UAW has lost the election for the unionization of the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The union is not accepting this defeat easily, if at all. They recently filed an objection with the NLRB, claiming that the election was compromised by political interference. Matt Patterson of the Center for Worker Freedom writes for the Times Free Press in Chattanooga about this very issue. In an article entitled “The UAW Against.

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Matt Patterson Discusses Organizing Drive of the UAW and the Future of the Union

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 10:58 am - Permalink
On March 17th, Matt Patterson Executive Director of the CWF was asked to speak on a panel at the Heritage Foundation. The panel discusses the political, legal and economic implications of the UAW loss.
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Union Thug Watch: Part One

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Permalink

Union members often have the reputation of acting mean and ruthless, but threatening women and children? Now that is a new low.

Sadly, this is exactly what happened last year in Washington State. According to a report in the Daily Caller, members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Vancouver, Washington, have been charged by the NLRB “….. with not only attacking company workers, but with threatening to rape one manager’s daughter and issuing veiled threats to another’s children,” during a labor dispute that began in February 2013.

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Overtaxed UAW Members Pay Dues, Get Little in Return

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Permalink

 

Ever thought that dues for unions are like a tax, taxes that come out of the workers’ paychecks to pay for representation? And what do these workers get in return? Matt Patterson Executive Director at the Center for Worker Freedom wrote commentary about this very issue that was featured in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday.  Below is an excerpt:

Union dues are a tax.

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Matt Patterson of the CWF Interviewed on the Janine Turner Radio Show

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 1:46 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson discusses the UAW vote in VW Chattanooga plant. He explains the CWF efforts as well as the efforts of the UAW in Chattanooga to win this vote.

Listen below:
 

 

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MSNBC Host Rails Against the Center for Worker Freedom

Posted on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Permalink

Below is a clip from the Ed Show on MSNBC

 

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BREAKING: Workers Reject UAW in Stunning Defeat of Obama Ally

Posted by Matt Patterson on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 10:35 pm - Permalink
Chattanooga workers reject United Auto Workers representation in historic labor battle.
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CWF Matt Patterson on Fox News Special Report

Posted by Tucker Neslon on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Permalink

Matt Patterson on Fox New Special Report discussing the Volkswagen Chattanooga Vote

 

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Union Dirty Tricks, part 1

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 11:10 pm - Permalink

Unions have been known to use a variety of -- shall we say -- creative methods to win representation elections, including (but not limited to) collusion with government officials, threats, intimidation and even outright violence.

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German Union Needs a UAW Victory to Justify Its Own Existence

Posted by Matt Patterson on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 11:17 am - Permalink

In an excellent article for RealClearMarkets, economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth speculates as to the real reason Volkswagen seems to be bending over backward to help the UAW into its Chattanooga facility, despite the fact that unionization would increase labor costs and hurt productivity:  IG Metall, the industrial union that controls the company's Works Council back in Germany.  

A win for the UAW, she notes, would also be a win for Metall, even if it means a loss for the plant itself:

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Sen. Bob Corker Drops a Bombshell

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 9:57 pm - Permalink

Late Wednesday Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) -- who has been an outspoken critic of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union-- dropped a bombshell into the already incendiary debate about unionization at Chattanooga's Volkswagen assembly plant.

Corker's office released a statement claiming that the Senator had it on good authority that a vote against unionization by VW workers would secure the long-sought expansion of the Chattanooga facility.  From the Chattanoogan:

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Dear UAW: An open letter to Bob King

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Permalink

Hello Mr. King. My name is Matt. You don’t know me, but I feel we are connected. You see, I am one of the taxpayers whose money was used to bail out the auto industry in 2009.

You remember that, don’t you? Something like $60 billion of our money that President Barack Obama used to prop up Chrysler and General Motors. You know those companies right?  During the bailout your union was given 1/6th ownership of GM, if I am not mistaken.

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Historic Vote Begins in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

Today the workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will begin the process of deciding whether or not they want the United Auto Workers (UAW) to represent them.

The results, whatever they may be, will have long-lasting consequences for the union, the communities in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and the nation.

We hope and trust that the election will be a free and fair one, and that each worker will get the opportunity to make an informed decision.

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CWF Announces New Radio Campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 2:09 pm - Permalink

Today ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom announced a new radio campaign in Chattanooga. The transcript of the 30-second spot is as follows:

The UAW wants you to believe that VW employees are deciding whether or not to have a German-style works council.

Wrong! 

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CWF Radio Add in Chattanooga

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 10:13 am - Permalink

Playing on local radio waves in Chattanooga.

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