Monday, February 24, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2014, Saturday

The Wall Street Journal 

February 15, 2014, Saturday

The Wall Street Journal (full article)

Corker's Campaign Behind Union Rejection

Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) says his campaign against unionizing workers at a Volkswagen plant was an attempt to prevent his home state from being hurt by a powerful union. Unions say it was an unwanted interference.
Either way, it paid off. The senator's unusually personal campaign helped lead workers to reject the United Auto Workers union by a vote of 712 to 626, which was announced late Friday.
"It is the story of the challenge of organizing in the South, where you have a deeply rooted antiunion culture that is difficult for workers to overcome," said Lance Compa, a Cornell University labor relations professor who spent several years organizing workers in Virginia and North Carolina.