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    UAW To Refocus Their Efforts On Organizing Plants In The South

    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    December 30, 2011

    The UAW isn't giving up on their effort to organize plants in the south, rather they're changing their main focus. Originally, the UAW was going to target Japanese automakers. However, the UAW is now going after the German automakers.

    Reuters report that the UAW believes given Germany’s history of dealing with its strong IG Metall union, executives at the German automakers would be more to let UAW reps to talk workers.

    Given the UAW's track record with trying to unionize transplants have failed miserably, this latest attempt seems to be a hail Mary. The UAW has seen it's membership drop more than 75 percent over the last three decades.

    Source: Reuters


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    Fat chance that's why the Germans have started to build here with the cheap labor in the south. They make soooo much profit on cars built & sold here.

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    Well, they are not going to get far. Those plants are all in "Right to Work" states. In other words, even if they succeed in unionizing a plant, the only union workers will be those who voted to join, or want to join, the union. The rest will be non-union, wouldn't pay union dues and wouldn't obey union rules in any shape or form. Union membership, paying union dues or abiding by union instructions cannot be a condition for hiring or continued employment at ANY workplace in a right to work state. Good luck trying to get a strike going when say 42% of the workers are non-union and will disregard the union vote to strike to begin with, while at least some portion of the union workers will cross picket lines or resign their union membership so they can continue to work.Plus, the law forbid ANY contractual agreement that forbids or restricts the Employer from actively campaigning against the union before or after unionization to try to undermine or decertify a union. Any labor action can easily lead to rebellion and a decertification election.

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