Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Happy Labor Day. Two tales about unionism. Abraham Lincoln said it best:
Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.
Good news in an unexpected place: Workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen auto manufacturing plant have created UAW Local 42 to represent workers. The company is expected to recognize the union once a threshold number of workers join the union. The company favored the union in the Feb. 2014 election. Outside Tennessee politicians fought hard to defeat the union winning the support of workers to keep Tennessee hostile to unions. It is a “right to work” state.
Bad news where least expected: Amazon fights its workers’ right to unionize in Germany, a union-friendly country. Along with GMO and fast food, another horrible American export — anti-unionism!
Remember without workers CEOs would have no income and investors would have no companies to push to their limits of productivity.