Tennessee VW workers rejected the UAW because of… racism!

Posted by: Phineas on February 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm

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Chattanooga VW workers, per MSNBC

Chattanooga VW workers, per MSNBC

But, of course.

According to MSNBC pundit Timothy Noah, workers at the Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant rejected membership in the United Auto Workers union because they were a bunch of mouthing-breathing, knuckle-dragging, Southern racists:

“The South has always been hostile territory for union organizing. Y’know, as Harold said, the culture war in the South trumps the class war. You already have in a number of Southern states right to work laws, which means that even if they had unionized the plants, those who benefited from the presence of that union wouldn’t have had to pay union dues if they didn’t feel like it. So you’re in an overwhelmingly hostile climate.

And the opposition I gather, through, portrayed this as a kind of northern invasion, a re-fighting of the Civil War. Apparently there are not a lot of, uh, black employees in this particular plant. And so, that kind of, uh, uh, uh, waving of the Confederate flag was an effective strategy.”

Yep, those Johnny Rebs in Tennessee just took a pull on the whiskey jug, channeled the spirit Jeff Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and voted down the union, because they wanted to re-fight the Chattanooga campaign. It couldn’t have been because they made a rational economic decision as free people that the union didn’t provide enough benefits to warrant the dues they’d have to pay. Nah. It just had to be because there were so few Blacks there in the workforce that they weren’t afraid to show their real, neo-Confederate faces.

Who’s the bigot again, Timmy?

RELATED: Naturally, the UAW wants the NLRB to overturn the election results and call a new vote. Typical: If you can’t win, vote and vote again until the rubes vote the way they’re told. What do they think this is, the EU?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Tennessee VW workers rejected the UAW because of… racism!”


  1. WarEagle82 says:

    This won’t end until the UAW decides to stop pushing the matter. The vote was 54% to 46% against the union but the numbers are quite small. If the UAW can get another vote, they only have to “persuade” 50 to 60 people to see the light to reverse the last vote.

    Does anyone really believe the UAW can’t find enough muscle to attempt to “persuade” 50 to 60 people of the error their ways?

    It ain’t over. Hope our friends in Tennessee are stout of heart…

  2. Xavier says:

    What do they think this is, the EU?

    Or Congress.

  3. Carlos says:

    Probably didn’t have a thing to do with the fact most of the dues money the workers would have had to pay would’ve ended up either in the union bosses’ pockets or in our Liar-Divider-Racist-Chump-in-Chief’s pockets.

    Now THAT is “real” racism, ’cause the Chump-in-Chief happens to be a non-European foreigner. Or a perjurer on his college apps. Take your choice.

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    Of which union is Mr. Noah a member that he should toss around racism charges just as indifferently as ordering up a set of eggs?

  5. Tuerqas says:

    Hey, you know there is a racism problem in America, right? There will be a racism problem wherever there are people who use the racist deck of cards. The American deck has only two suits, spades and clubs. Spades and clubs are useful tools, especially for politicians. They can’t just be discarded for such a wasteful an idea as unity.