Foiled Again! UAW fails (for now) to strip VW employees of secret-ballot election
No-Vote Unionization. Given their very public (and political) push for the hallucinogenically-devised scheme known as “card check,” if unions had their way, employees’ right to vote in secret-ballot elections on whether or not to be unionized would be eliminated. Although card check failed as a matter of public policy several years ago, unions still often try to push their way into companies without employees voting | Read More »
Conservatives Must Oppose Bob Corker’s Capitulation
The video above explains why President Obama’s deal with Iran is so bad. Made worse is Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 51%‘s effort to ratify the deal through a perversion of the constitutional process. Bob Corker is a little man who chairs the impotent Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The two traits have conspired to require him to feel relevant and stretch his little | Read More »
Grant Starrett for Congress
My good friend Grant Starrett is getting into the race for Congress in Tennessee against Congressman Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) 91%, and I strongly endorse him for the seat. I first met Grant when he was in law school working for Senator Jim DeMint, and I’ve subsequently gotten to know him at various conservative conferences and also in Atlanta and Nashville. Here’s | Read More »
Tech at Night: Tennessee leads the fight against socialized Internet
While the Net Neutrality power grab got all of the attention, just as important was the FCC strike against federalism the same week, that unilaterally attempts to override all state laws against socialized Internet in this country. Imagine the audacity, to do that without a an act of Congress or anything. Fortunately at least Tennessee is standing up to Barack Obama and his lap dog, | Read More »
Come See Russell Moore, Joe Scarborough, and Me in Nashville on September 16, 2014
I am headed to Nashville, TN on September 16th. It is going to be a great time. I’m going for this great event. Hashtag Productions and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are hosting a discussion between Russell Moore of the ERLC and Joe Scarborough. I get to be the moderator. The event is going to be from 7:15pm to 9:00pm at Lipscomb University’s Collins | Read More »
Tennessee GOP Primary “Endorsements”
On Thursday, Tennessee will hold their primary elections. There is a gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional elections this year in the Volunteer State. For Governor, incumbent Republican Bill Haslam will face three opponents in his primary. Upon analysis, Haslam may not be the most conservative Republican governor in office. But, he is the most likely Republican in Tennessee to keep the office in Republican hands. For | Read More »
Only A Bully Argues The Debate Is Over
The Only Way You Can Avoid “Offending” A Progressive. “Shut Up.” He Explained. – Ring Lardner I’ve noticed something worse than usual about the Left of late. They are more brazen and ham-handed in their efforts to silence their detractors. They don’t outwit or out-debate them. They just explain that the debate is over before it is ever really allowed to | Read More »
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UAW loses Tennessee Volkswagon unionization bid.
Meant to write about this, but it fell through the cracks. You mostly just need this link and this tweet (Via AoSHQ): pic.twitter.com/m5pnMbur1H — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 15, 2014
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Uses Veteran to Push False Narrative
This really bothers me. On January 28th, Lamar Alexander’s campaign website ran an article entitled, “A Tennessee Veteran Sets the Record Straight.” In it, a U.S. Army Veteran defends Lamar Alexander’s role in the last budget battle that ultimately led to the passage of Ryan-Murray. The author of the article says Alexander isn’t to blame: Recently, I’ve seen a lot of misinformation about the budget | Read More »
Why Are VW’s German Union Bosses Backtracking On Their Expansion Ultimatum Now?
There really is only one way to describe the rather sudden reversal of position among VW’s German union bosses on the potential expansion of VW’s Chattanooga plant…
Last Thursday, Bernd Osterloh, the head of the Volkswagen’s global works council and a member of the company’s supervisory board stated that expansion of VW’s Chattanooga plant would not hinge on unionization
of the plant’s employees:
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Why Doesn’t The UAW Want A Secret-Ballot Election At VW?
It is a long-standing precedent that unions are legally allowed to lie
to workers in order to get their support–and lie they do.
Take, for example, Carol Wilson, a Volkswagen employee in Chattanooga who was misled into signing a UAW authorization card.
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“When I was approached to sign a card a year and a half ago, it was, ‘Oh, the card just means you want more information.‘”
Were a majority of VW’s American workers coerced and threatened into signing UAW cards?
With its future hinging on unionizing the American factories of foreign automakers, the United Auto Workers has been desperately courting Volkwagen’s 2700 employees in Tennessee since 2011. According to news reports on Wednesday, a majority of Volkswagen AG’s employees in Chattanooga have signed union authorization cards indicating the desire “to join VW’s Global Works Council and supporting cooperative and collaborative relations with the company.” The | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals
The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander. Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” | Read More »
Kevin Kookogey at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Kevin Kookogey is the head of Lynchpins of Liberty, a conservative group out of Tennessee. Kevin’s group was one of those harassed by the IRS. He spoke out this and the larger picture at the RedState Gathering. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
Lamar Alexander’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Monument
[Update: It turns out that Senator Alexander inserted a $400,000 earmark for the Tennessee State Museum into the FY 2009 Interior Appropriations bill. This is a classic feature of the circuitous campaign finance operation the political class has perfected over the years. They funnel taxpayer money to institutions that, in turn, help them win reelection.] If you want to understand everything that is wrong with | Read More »