Southern Workers Continue to Resist Unionization

Posted on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 4:51 pm - Permalink

In a column for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, CWF Executive Director Matt Patterson chronicles the desperate nature of the UAW’s drive to organize southern manufacturing facilities:

The truth is the UAW has been bleeding money and members for decades -- since its peak in 1979 of 1.5 million, the union now boasts less than 400,000 dues-paying members. And King's stated mission of organizing foreign-owned auto plants in the South -- which he freely and correctly admits is an existential necessity for his organization -- has thus far been a dismal failure. Time and again autoworkers in places like Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama have taken a look at the union's smoldering handiwork in Detroit and said "You know what? We're good here.”

Read the whole thing here: