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UAW Just Got A Foothold In The South......

Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,528 ***** Forums Admin

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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,197 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 21

    Looks like unions are seeing a bit of an uptick in popularity with Americans

    Gallup Poll
    In 2022, 71 percent said they approved of unions, the last time it was that high, was 1965.

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    jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,794 ******

    The Volvo truck plant near here has been union almost from the get go. They opened in 1975 under the name "White Trucks".

    A few years ago, Volvo bought Mack trucks. Recently, Volvo announced they were building a Mack plant in Mexico.

    One grandson and one granddaughter Recently go jobs with Volvo. When granddaughter went forpre employment testing, 80 had been called but only 26 showed up.

    Like every other business, they can't get people to work.

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    buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,278 ✭✭✭✭

    There were almost no unions here in the south.I really never knew much about the subject except there was a good chance you would be fired from your job if you ever said anything about the union.The only unions around here that I knew of were the UPS guys and elevator mechanics.My son went to work part time at UPS for starvation wages when he was still in high school.He was at work every day and worked hard and pay raises came pretty fast. In 2 years he was almost full time and was making 25 bucks an hour.It took me 50 years to earn 25 bucks an hour. He is still at UPS and I think their next raise will be just under $50. an hour and free health insurance for them and their family.The unions have done well for some.

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    NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,794 ✭✭✭✭

    There goes the neighborhood…

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    chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,899 ✭✭✭✭

    Quality of VWs has never been great and they are not good sellers. Now that the UAW has taken hold, VW will start circling the drain.

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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,300 ✭✭✭✭

    Diesel Gate and now with uaw? I reckon they'll be heading further South to concentrate on South American market. maybe the illegals will go South, too? Since I reckon the government freebies will dry up, soon?

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    truthfultruthful Member Posts: 2,005 ✭✭✭✭

    GM plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, is all UAW.

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    chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,899 ✭✭✭✭

    ^^ and they have manifested themselves in the Federal Government.

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