Deutschland Meets Detroit: UAW partners with German union to launch all-out invasion of Mercedes & VW plants in U.S.
Not withstanding the UAW’s contribution to the decline of Detroit’s Big Three, it’s been more than two years since the UAW’s Bob King announced his union’s intent to “shame” foreign auto makers into unionizing their American workers through “blackmail.”
Moreover, it’s been nearly two years since the UAW’s King began talks with the German union IG Metal and VW’s works council.
With some set backs, to date, progress at unionizing foreign automakers’ U.S. operations has been slow going for Detroit’s most progressive union boss–to say the least.
Now, even as the UAW fights with its own employees, things have begun to heat up in the South.
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Dog Bites Man. Man Bites Back: The UAW’s King made Michigan’s Right-To-Work bed.
As union bosses–like Teamsters’ boss Jimmy P. Hoffa–begin to see their financial coffers dwindle next year, they shouldn’t blame Republicans for Michigan’s “civil war.”
It was the UAW’s Bob King who fired the first shot.
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Unionized Clerical Workers Fight UAW Greed…
Their employer has nearly $1 billion in the bank, owns a golf resort, and is a major shareholder of not one but two U.S. auto companies. Given that, one would think their employer wouldn’t treat its employees like the very corporations their bosses often do battle with. However, since 2009, the union workers have been subjected to cut backs and are now facing even more layoffs. | Read More »
The UAW’s Mid-East Model? UAW’s King Recruits Global Activists to Assault Foreign Automakers
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the United Auto Workers’ Bob King thinks he’s just the union boss to make a go of it. With negotiations about to start with the Big Three American auto companies (two of which are UAW-owned), King is ramping up his rhetoric against the CEO of the only automaker that taxpayers did not bail out (Ford’s Mulally), while plotting | Read More »
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, Bob King
, government motors
, regime change
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The UAW Ultimatum: Let us in or we’ll huff and we’ll puff and tear your house down…
First, came the Japanese—Datsun, Toyota and Honda. Then, came the Germans—Mercedes and BMW. Then others came as well. Each foreign competitor having taken more and more of the UAW’s slice of the pie. Somewhere along the way, it finally dawned on the UAW’s leaders that foreign imports were cleaning their clock—and, worst of all, setting up their own UAW-free shops right in the union’s own | Read More »
UAW’s King Announces 2011 Goals: Target Foreign-Owned Auto Plants
[See footnote below with regard to the GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Fremont, California.] Because they’ve done so well with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, the union known as United Auto Workers (or Union of Ailing Workplaces) wants to help spread some union love to its competitors working in foreign-owned U.S. factories. According to reports, the UAW’s President Bob King has determined that the UAW will | Read More »
Latte-Drinking Democrats: Did We Pick the Wrong Horse?
Moving away for a moment from the question of will they or won’t they increase taxes, there is a conflagration of epic proportions going on right now on the Left. The Democratic base of assorted Marxist special interest groups are going bonkers (not that they weren’t already) over Barack Obama’s breaking his campaign promise to redistribute wealth tax the rich. At the same time, over | Read More »