Tennessee Governor to VW Workers: “It would be a mistake” to unioinze

Republican politicians are getting involved in the VW organizing drive, telling workers that a vote for a union would be wrong.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports:

“Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday he thinks it would be a “mistake” for workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga to unionize.

‘I’ve long said workers that have a tremendous future and an opportunity because of the high demand, those workers should keep their future in their own hands,’ the Republican governor was quoted by The Tennessee Journal as telling reporters. ‘I think it would be a mistake for workers at that plant or any plant to turn their future over to someone else, namely to the union . . .’

Volkswagen Chattanooga employee Zachary Costello, a member of the UAW’s organizing committee, said in a statement that for too long politicians have told workers what to do and how to vote, but this time ‘it’s not going to work.'”

For the rest of the story, visit the Chattanooga Times Free Press here.

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