You know, Conservative, you're just a laughable, irrelevant person. Your drivel just shows how pathetic and ignorant you really are. Feel free to keep on posting your inane, hate-filled tripe. Enjoy it, in fact. There is one thing you need to keep in mind, though: Marriage equality is happening and there is nothing you can do to stop it. It will be law in all 50 states within the next five years. Sure, you can keep on braying like a donkey, but it isn't going to stop it from happening. And you know what else? You and your kind are dying off. Your hateful way of thinking is ending and it scares you to death. The rest of us aren't going to miss you when you're gone. So, please continue you old relic. The rest of us are going to live in a society with a little less frothing hatred and just a little more understanding and empathy. Maybe without you and yours the rest of us Christians can actually go about sharing the Gospel without having to differentiate ourselves from people like you. Enjoy your delusions of internet grandeur while you can...I don't think the nursing home you're about to check into will allow you go to the bathroom by yourself -- much less get on the internet with the normal people. Cheers!
PlainTruth, I can understand your concern. However, Chattanooga was a great city before VW came. There are many other great employers in Chattanooga that whatever happens at VW won't tank this city. That said, I have no strong feelings for or against a union. It's the employees decision for better or worse. They seem to have chose the union so the biggest thing right now is to make sure it gets implemented the right way. The employees should also realize that the UAW isn't some sort of savior. Conversely, others need to understand the sky is not falling if the UAW is installed at VW.
I'm not certain why everyone is getting so upset about this. I mean, you'd think Hitler was coming to town. Fact is, this is up to the employees. If the majority wants a union as shown by the card count, let them have a union. Jeez, unless you've got some other reason besides, "I ain't abidin' them thur unions!", relax! It literally does not affect you one bit.
LOL you mad rosebud? Last I checked we live in Tennessee. That makes this story applicable. Don't like it? I'd be happy to escort you to the state line.
Clay, this is one of the few times I can agree with you. Thank goodness this deviant is out of office. He should have never been hired in the first place since he had been fired from so many other government jobs. Oh, it's interesting to note that Ron Littlefield sure didn't condemn any of Mr. Page's actions leading to his resignation. Wow. Stay classy, Ron...stay classy.
Actually, I'm very proud of Erik Ainge for admitting his problem and seeking help. Maybe you should do the same for being a judgemental jerkface.
Ich wunsche VW viel Erfolg!!! Alles gute!
Seriously? You're going to shill for your company when 80 people suddenly lost their jobs? Stay classy, Ms. Weaver. That is truly one of the most ridiculous things to post given the circumstance. I hope people treat you better if your business shuts its doors. If this is indicative of your operations style, you may soon join Incentium.
Allison, the August article states "VW now employs 1,016 people, 324 of them production workers from Hamilton County." That says there were 324 production workers at that time -- not 1016. The other employees are in professional/support positions. Those jobs have to be competitive outside the city because we just haven't built and run a car plant before. Those actually producing the cars ARE from Hamilton County. A couple of my friends work there and I know from talking to them that the production workers are local.
I find it quite interesting that people keep throwing out this $14/hour number. That's not quite accurate. The starting salary is $14.50/hour to start. Over a period of three years, this will grow to $19.50 an hour. That translates into $30,160 - $40,560 over three years. That's not even including the overtime that will be required. The latter number is higher than what most 4 year college graduates are making when they graduate. So, I really don't think there is any room to complain for a job that only requires a high school diploma/GED.
Quite a few of my friends work for VW and they are all well aware of this UAW issue. Guess what, they want no part of it. Not only that, the vast majority of production employees are of the same mindset. Yes, the decision will be left up to the employees. Guess what, that doesn't mean they will accept the union propaganda being put forth in these comments. The last thing they want is to be the next Detroit, or Delphi, or New Stanton, PA. This entitlement mentality is antiquated and has no part of the modern business world. It would seem that the most people actually employed at VW (not relics with an entitlement mentality) very much understand what the likes of the UAW and SEIU do to communitites. Because of this, Volkswagen AND its employees will have fantastic success here.