The Wall Street Journal reports that the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has “said it is dropping the objections it filed with a federal labor agency over its failed bid to organize a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga.”
Previously, the union “had asked the National Labor Relations Board to consider holding another vote at the plant, contending interference by Republican lawmakers and others had prompted workers to reject union representation in February.” But it said “that withdrawing its objections is in the best interests of Volkswagen workers and the auto maker.” You can say that again!
This move “effectively ends the labor board’s review process.”
This is a story we’ve reported on several times (see here, here and here) – and it’s the oldest story in the union book: despite unsavory tactics and (in this case) having the company on its side, workers still chose not to side with labor bosses.
After seeing the shell of Detroit after decades of union boss rule, can we really blame them?
Friends of autoworkers and a strong U.S. auto industry should cheer this news. It would be nice to think that the UAW was seeing the error of its ways, but we all know that isn’t the case.
The larger fight isn’t over, but this battle is – and worker freedom has won the day. A big thanks to everyone who supports our efforts on these crucial issues!