Wednesday, March 26, 2014

In These Times, March 13, 2014, Thursday

In These Times 

March 13, 2014, Thursday

In These Times (full article)

The Battle For Chattanooga: Southern Masculinity and the Anti-Union Campaign at Volkswagen

Those codes were on full display during a February 12 meeting of Southern Momentum, an outside group that backed the “No 2 UAW” anti-union committee at the plant. "Nobody is going to fight for Mike Jarvis like Mike Jarvis,” said Jarvis, one of the workers behind No 2 UAW. “Mike Jarvis is going to fight for his family—and that's the guys on the line. So we can handle our own issues.”
Cornell School of Industry and Labor Relations Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner says this kind of mentality helps explain why anti-unionism frequently appeals to working-class white men.