Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, over 2 years ago

    I am so proud of Chattanooga VW workers!

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Now watch the Dept. of Labor, OSHA, IRS, NLRB, EPA, etc. go after this plant. It’s pay back time! One just doesn’t say NO to big labor and get away with it. This cannot be allowed in a fundamentally transformed Amerika.

  3. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 2 years ago


    Finally… Someone who gets the real problem. Thank you for calling it what it is.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    The UAW (and other unions) need to learn that just demanding more money to do some simple job is not in the employee’s / member’s best interests. They need to start professionalizing their members by pushing skills training, education, and upward mobility rather than trying to keep them in the same job paying dues for nothing more than a slightly bigger paycheck.
    Those days are long gone.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Genome, there was a union where I just retired from. They charged about $40 a payday to be a member. Luckily I was in a Right to Work state and wouldn’t pay.
    The union leadership wouldn’t talk to me because I asked about my “Beck Rights” and “Dues only” followed by asking why the union supported a straight Democrat ticket.
    Aside from that, there was nothing that the union really did for you unless you were a screw up. They regularly protected morons and screw ups keeping them in their job.
    Or, the last local president… She stole over $28,000 from the union funds for personal use and didn’t even get prosecuted or anything. Must be nice…
    As I told them more than once: If I have some issue with management I’m better off hiring a pack of lawyers and dropping them on management than having your incompetent @$$es representing me.
    But, in my 24 years there I saved myself over $30,000 in dues I didn’t pay so I came out ahead.

  6. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 2 years ago



  7. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 2 years ago


    I fear you are correct

  8. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 2 years ago

    they were needed at one time, before the law protected people, but now they have destroyed the very industries they expect to support their workers. Steel, Textile, Automotive, they support Obamacare because they expect to be able to Unionize healthcare workers nationwide.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    1,338 employees voted, 89% voter turnout. The vote was 712 to 626 to reject unionization, 53% vs 46.8% of those voting. A respectable margin if it were a Presidential election.

  10. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    Hit the gas!!!!

  11. l84lnup

    l84lnup said, over 2 years ago


    you are so right. that’s extremely good thinking there

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    VW, like some of the Japanese companies has merely gone into low income areas, and offered as good a “deal” for the region as what unions can secure. They aren’t examples of the more “typical” American companies built to secure the 1% or destroy the company, as Romney’s company “managed”.

    With less than 8% of workers in the U.S. now represented by unions, they’re hardly dictating to industry.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Nantucket, I might have paid the small fraction of the dues that went to collective barganing issues per the Beck v. CCA decision or under the “Dues only” rules. But, to pay the roughly 85% of the dues that go to political action and contributions to me was unconscientionable particularly when the union was part and parcel of the Democrat party.
    If the union was operated for the good of the workers instead of the good of its management and politicians I object to I might have considered joining.

  14. Simonbear

    Simonbear said, over 2 years ago

    Tickled the dickens outa me when I read that [Joe the Plumber] came over to the dark side… For a job!

  15. Simonbear

    Simonbear said, over 2 years ago

    I just had a thought: Would it be a good thing if unions would just leave the workplace so the employers could pay employees what ever they want to??? Of course that sounds ridiculous but think about it, which direction do [you] think the pay scale would go?

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