Valentine's Day in Tennessee VW workers voted 712 - 626 not become equal partners in their own workplace. They voted away the opportunity to create a German style worker's council which would provide them a forum to discuss manufacturing issues, workplace environment, and negotiate fair wages. They voted to remain slaves: have no say in production, wage negotiations, job issues, etc. They did what the overseers on a plantation would want them to do: stay passive, quiet, and docile little field hands who like their second-class existence.
The VW workers had three days to vote to become an integral part of their workplace but instead decided to remain sheep waiting on the shepherd to show them where to graze and sleep without their input.
This is the South where the working class have traditionally bought into low wages, poor healthcare, second rate public schools, crumbling infrastructure, low taxes, and racism. You have to ask yourself how anyone can be so ignorant as to vote against their own survival and their own progress. What level of ignorance begets such a mentality where for over 50 years you have bought into the lie of right-to-work laws, anti-union rhetoric, and documented evidence that your current status is crappy.
Did these people actually believe the lies spread by anti-union tools like Sen. Corker and other self-serving persons that a union a VW was a bad idea. Were they too stupid and lazy to verify that Corker is nothing more than a liar and thief i.e. typical Republican? Can you imagine how their German counterparts are laughing at these American fools? If I were VW, I would close the plant and find a location where the employees have brains enough to realize a good deal when they see it.
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