published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

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VW UNIONS will mean a higher sale price for Passats and less money in workers’ pockets, as in dues.

GOVERNMENT SPENDING up 40 percent under Obama. Even with sequester cuts, government still provided same services last year with less money. What’s the deal?

RNC EFFORTS to reach out to minorities should be interesting. What will they say? “Please like us, even as we pull funding to programs?”

IF CLAY BENNETT wants to do a political cartoon using drones, he couldn’t have a better model than the typical Democrat voter.

A REPUBLICAN congressman changes his view on gay marriage because his son is gay. More of them should have sons who are hungry and poor.

MAYBE, WHEN fracking for gas in Northern Georgia, they will find water! Priceless!

WHY IS THE Tennessee Legislature so concerned about laws requiring that motorcycle riders wear helmets? Most state legislators are brain dead already.

WE HAVE GUNS in our parking lots but no wine in our grocery stores. Thanks, Mr. Haslam.

DAVID COOK is spot on! The only thing America loves more than war is guns! Which country is next? Syria? Iran? Time will tell.

IF WE FIRE coaches for losing, why don’t we do the same for government officials, including police chiefs?

WELCOME TO Chicagonooga!

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moon4kat said...

Not necessarily true that Passat prices will rise if the plant is unionized, or that workers will lose anything. VW's management model is to include employees in decision-making processes. I seriously doubt that VW wants to undermine itself. It's just being smart.

March 24, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
debrakhinson said...

How can anyone really expect less money in an employee's pocket because of union dues? We would pay dues of 2 hours a mounth which is 20 bucks an hour = 40 dollars. WITH ONLY AN EXTRA $1.00/HR. THAT IS AN INCREASE OF $160.00 A MONTH. That would leave $120.00 in an employees pocket before taxes. A higher price for the car is also out of the question. VW is selling the Passat at a comparable price to Honda, Nissan, Hyundia, and the big three. What will change is the huge profit margin VW of Chattanooga is getting and has been experiencing over the past 2 years of production. The auto industries mention above are paying $5.00 to $7.00 more on their hourly pay than what VW employees are receiving now for production workers. VW workers at Chattanooga are the lowest paid auto workers in these United States, but that's not true of VW workers in other parts of the world.

April 9, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.
UnionizeTn said...

Having a Union at the VW Plant would open the eyes of some of the other sub par paying businesses in TN. I see only good things happening for the common worker if VW workers vote to unionize.

May 14, 2013 at 2:29 p.m.
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