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Capitalism Wins, UAW Loses
« on: August 08, 2017, 07:20:07 AM »
Nissan workers in Canton voted 2,244 to 1,307 against unionization, dealing a blow to the UAW's bid to establish a footprint in right to work Mississippi. The union filed a slew of unfair labor practice complaints to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as the two-day secret ballot election drew to a close on Friday. The complaints allege that the company's management violated federal labor law by threatening to close the plant or otherwise cut wages, benefits, or jobs if workers voted to join the union.

"We're happy to see that our employees have rejected the UAW," the spokesman said. "The results spoke loud and clear on Friday. The vast majority of our employees have chosen to work directly with the company."

The Nissan vote represented the second major loss for the UAW in the right-to-work South after workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the union in 2014. The union had promised to abstain from continued organizing at the Chattanooga plant following the vote, but abandoned that pledge within months to launch a "voluntary" labor organization made up of supportive workers. Volkswagen is now fighting the UAW's bid to negotiate with that union, launching a federal court challenge against micro-unions that fail to win majority support among the workforce.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/union-files-federal-complaints-nissan-workers-overwhelmingly-reject-representation/
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Re: Capitalism Wins, UAW Loses
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 07:50:17 AM »
Nissan workers in Canton voted 2,244 to 1,307 against unionization, dealing a blow to the UAW's bid to establish a footprint in right to work Mississippi. The union filed a slew of unfair labor practice complaints to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as the two-day secret ballot election drew to a close on Friday. The complaints allege that the company's management violated federal labor law by threatening to close the plant or otherwise cut wages, benefits, or jobs if workers voted to join the union.

"We're happy to see that our employees have rejected the UAW," the spokesman said. "The results spoke loud and clear on Friday. The vast majority of our employees have chosen to work directly with the company."

The Nissan vote represented the second major loss for the UAW in the right-to-work South after workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the union in 2014. The union had promised to abstain from continued organizing at the Chattanooga plant following the vote, but abandoned that pledge within months to launch a "voluntary" labor organization made up of supportive workers. Volkswagen is now fighting the UAW's bid to negotiate with that union, launching a federal court challenge against micro-unions that fail to win majority support among the workforce.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/union-files-federal-complaints-nissan-workers-overwhelmingly-reject-representation/


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Re: Capitalism Wins, UAW Loses
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 08:16:36 AM »
The Nissan plant has been a God send for Canton and the surrounding area. It is just north of Jackson and this part of the county is at the tip of the Delta and was very poor. The UAW has been getting their asses handed to them for several years now. However, they are like roaches and just will not go away. Good for the good folks of Madison County.
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Re: Capitalism Wins, UAW Loses
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 05:38:58 PM »
Management... sometimes, begs the question, "Are you asking us to organize, so we have a voice against your mis-management and abuse???"  That's something, I never could understand, contempt and abuse of underlings.  If it takes a Union, so be it.

However...

A simple change in management can completely change attitudes, willingness to go-the-extra-mile at work, etc.   I've witnessed it over and over, and been through those changes from both management and as a skilled worker.   Wish I would have learned this long ago, if you have a good boss, tell him/her so.   If you got a good worker, them him/her so.  Even in the most uncomfortable, stressful & gut wrenching times, that little compliment can come back years later, to your favor, because it's so unusual.

It's *always* bothered me to no end, the Union is always driving a wedge between people that need to be focused and cooperate to stay in business.   I'm never surprised when a Union driven company goes bust, it's just a matter of time, those ill feelings are destructive.

Maybe someone reminded these folks in Canton, Nissan can pack up and leave you behind - life is a whole lot better with a job than trying to make it on unemployment.  Not a threat - just a fact of life, be thankful.
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Re: Capitalism Wins, UAW Loses
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 12:43:55 PM »
Management... sometimes, begs the question, "Are you asking us to organize, so we have a voice against your mis-management and abuse???"  That's something, I never could understand, contempt and abuse of underlings.  If it takes a Union, so be it.

However...

A simple change in management can completely change attitudes, willingness to go-the-extra-mile at work, etc.   I've witnessed it over and over, and been through those changes from both management and as a skilled worker.   Wish I would have learned this long ago, if you have a good boss, tell him/her so.   If you got a good worker, them him/her so.  Even in the most uncomfortable, stressful & gut wrenching times, that little compliment can come back years later, to your favor, because it's so unusual.

It's *always* bothered me to no end, the Union is always driving a wedge between people that need to be focused and cooperate to stay in business.   I'm never surprised when a Union driven company goes bust, it's just a matter of time, those ill feelings are destructive.

Maybe someone reminded these folks in Canton, Nissan can pack up and leave you behind - life is a whole lot better with a job than trying to make it on unemployment.  Not a threat - just a fact of life, be thankful.

As I posted, the UAW has been beaten like a drum in every election. However, the employee base is probably majority minority. They realize Nissan is offering them something they have never had before. They have had to watch their pennies their entire life and not about to give a portion of it to a bunch of thugs who want a piece of their success. There is always a small percentage of leftists who desire to screw things up for folks and they keep pushing the union BS.
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