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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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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Taxpayers Subsidize UAW Outrage at VW plant

Posted by Matt Patterson on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 10:21 am - Permalink

Writing for the Tennessean, Executive Director Matt Patterson writes about how Tennessee taxpayers are subsidizing union activty at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.

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What a Shock: VW, Union Colluding Despite "Neutrality" Agreement

Posted by Matt Patterson on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Permalink

Volkswagen has been bending over backwards to help the United Auto Workers (UAW) walk into its Chattanooga assembly plant.  And adding insult to injury, the company is hiding its collusion with the union behind a pretense of neutrality.  From the Wall Street Journal:

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Billboards Warn of UAW's Sad Detroit Legacy

Posted by Matt Patterson on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Permalink

Eleven new digital billboards in the Chattanooga area sponsored by the Center for Worker Freedom feature an abandoned Detroit auto factory to remind everyone what the UAW did to that once-great, now bankrupt city.  From the Chattanooga Times-Free Press:

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UAW Wants Your Guns, Part 1

Posted by Matt Patterson on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Permalink

The United Auto Workers union supports a wide variety of local, state and national politicians who are hostile to American’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

As part of a larger strategy to change the political culture of the South, the UAW has already given large sums to politicians who favor strict gun control legislation, including in Tennessee and Alabama.

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Volkswagen Worker Speaks Out Against Union

Posted by Tucker Nelson on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Permalink

An employee at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant voiced her opinion against the United Auto Worker union in a letter today published in the Chattanoogan. Non- Management Specialist Kaye Fiorello urges her fellow employees to “Please make an educated vote and not an emotional one.”

 Fiorello brings up some of the alternatives that the employees have instead of an organized union stating:

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Billboard Campaign Featured in the Washington Free Beacon

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9:52 am - Permalink

"The Center for Worker Freedom, an anti-union group sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, is placing multiple billboards around a Chattanooga, Tenn., VW factory that houses 2,500 workers in an effort to spread the word that employees do not have to join the United Auto Workers ahead of a unionization vote scheduled for next week."

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Exec Director Matt Patterson Quoted in the Daily Caller

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9:45 am - Permalink

 

“This happened throughout the afternoon,” Patterson said. “If there was an election coming up, and one of the candidates stood behind you in a black shirt, how comfortable would that make you feel?”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/04/union-members-in-black-shirts-reportedly-intimidated-workers-at-volkswagen-plant/

 

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BREAKING: UAW Intimidation at Volkswagen Plant

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Permalink

Sources tell the Center for Worker Freedom that United Auto Worker members are roaming at will through the halls of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant this afternoon.

The union troops are reportedly walking up and down the aisles wearing black shirts with the UAW logo emblazoned across them in a clear effort to intimidate the employees.

The union has reportedly been given safety glasses by the company so that they can fully access the production lines.

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Center for Worker Freedom launches anti-UAW billboard campaign in Chattanooga

Posted by Matt Patterson on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Permalink
Billboards and website warn of UAW’s threat to southern economy, culture.

Today, ATR’s Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) steps up its efforts to warn the residents of Chattanooga, TN about the terrible economic legacy and the left wing political nature of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, which is aggressively trying to organize the town’s Volkswagen facility.

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CWF Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Permalink

Conservative Activists to Oppose VW's Chattanooga Union Vote; Group Linked to Grover Norquist Plans Billboard and Radio Campaign

By Neal E. Boudette

4 February 2014

The Wall Street Journal Online

Copyright 2014 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A conservative activist group based in Washington is preparing to weigh in against the looming union vote at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, in a bid to stop the United Auto Workers from organizing the factory.

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