United Auto Workers

United Auto Workers: Chattanooga’s Creepy Stalker

By on 7.11.14 | 3:21PM

Have you ever gone on a couple dates with someone, but then decided it just wasn’t going work out? It’s a tough spot to be in, especially when you know they are totally into you and you have to be the one to call it off.

Chattanooga was in that position in February of this year with the United Auto Workers (UAW). Ever since Volkswagen opened its American manufacturing headquarters in Chattanooga in 2011, the UAW has been the city’s heavy-breathing suitor. Give them this: the union has been very persistent. Caving to their determination, Volkswagen finally agreed to go on a few dates.

It never was a fairytale affair by any stretch. Rather, the UAW begged for affection on the grounds that the relationship was a rational fit. More sales than romance, really.

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Poetic Justice for Jesse

By on 9.3.10 | 4:02PM

The Michigan View's Henry Payne tells of the ironic misfortune that befell Jesse Jackson, who led a "Jobs, Justice and Peace" rally with the United Auto Workers last weekend that promoted "green" jobs. Afterward the Cadillac Escalade SUV he was chauffeured in was stolen and stripped of its wheels:

Add Jesse to the Al Gore-Tom Friedman-Barack Obama School of Environmental Hypocrisy. While preaching to Americans that they need to cram their families into hybrid Priuses to go shopping for compact fluorescent light bulbs to save the planet, they themselves continue to live large.

“We need an economy that creates employment that can't be shipped overseas,” the Green Rev wrote for CNN about the march. “Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. A green economy is not an abstract concept.”

Let us remember where policies promoted by the likes of Jackson and the unions have brought Detroit.

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Chicago-Style Intimidation of Toyota?

By on 2.3.10 | 6:05PM

That's what the Washington Examiner's editors are wondering, after President Obama's Transportation Secretary (and former Republican Illinois Rep.) Ray LaHood said all Toyota owners should "stop driving it and take it to a dealer."
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The Investor

The Collectivist Fix Is In

By 5.7.09

Once a symbol of the success of American capitalism, once the world's largest industrial company, GM is now subsisting on $15.4 billion in federal loans and asking for $11.6 billion more.
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