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    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG, in a brief but bluntly worded statement on Thursday, said a vote this week on union representation at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant would have no bearing on whether it will build a new crossover vehicle there.


    The statement was contrary to U.S. Senator Bob Corker's announcement on Wednesday that he had been "assured" that if workers at the factory reject United Auto Worker representation, the company would reward the plant with a new product to build.


    "There is no connection between our Chattanooga employees' decision about whether to be represented by a union and the decision about where to build a new product for the U.S. market," said Frank Fischer, chairman and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Chattanooga.
    Corker, a Tennessee Republican, made the assertion, which ran counter to previous public statements by VW, on the first day of a three-day secret ballot election of blue-collar workers on UAW representation.


    On Thursday, Corker issued a second statement, saying his information is better than that of Fischer, the top-ranked VW official at Chattanooga.
    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen | Reuters

    So first Corker lies, then he doubles down on the lie....hmm any bets that VW might decide that they don't want to do business where liars are in office? But guess what, we'll hear that it was all because of the UAW and has nothing to do with the lying liar, Corker.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

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    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen | Reuters

    So first Corker lies, then he doubles down on the lie....hmm any bets that VW might decide that they don't want to do business where liars are in office? But guess what, we'll hear that it was all because of the UAW and has nothing to do with the lying liar, Corker.
    Even if VW did what Corker accuses them of . . . what's the problem? I could also see a Democratic governor saying, "VW, if you don't block the union, our state will give you a real state tax break for ten years." *shrug*

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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen | Reuters

    So first Corker lies, then he doubles down on the lie....hmm any bets that VW might decide that they don't want to do business where liars are in office? But guess what, we'll hear that it was all because of the UAW and has nothing to do with the lying liar, Corker.
    Please tell me where there are no liars in office and I will move there for a refreshing change of pace

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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Please tell me where there are no liars in office and I will move there for a refreshing change of pace

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    Fair enough but to double down after the company you're wooing says that it isn't so???? That's both being a liar and an idiot. .... Oh, nevermind. You'd be correct to ask the same question again even with the add-on.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Fair enough but to double down after the company you're wooing says that it isn't so???? That's both being a liar and an idiot. .... Oh, nevermind. You'd be correct to ask the same question again even with the add-on.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen | Reuters

    So first Corker lies, then he doubles down on the lie....hmm any bets that VW might decide that they don't want to do business where liars are in office? But guess what, we'll hear that it was all because of the UAW and has nothing to do with the lying liar, Corker.
    Gotta say I'm more inclined to believe the Senator than I am a PR statement from a company. Clearly, Volkswagen would be stabbing themselves in the back and ruining their sales potential in the US if it was seen to be interfering in American politics and/or union politics which on the left are one and the same.

    One sure way to know the truth is if the union certifies and then a few months down the road Volkswagen decides to reevaluate their investment strategy going forward.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Gotta say I'm more inclined to believe the Senator than I am a PR statement from a company. Clearly, Volkswagen would be stabbing themselves in the back and ruining their sales potential in the US if it was seen to be interfering in American politics and/or union politics which on the left are one and the same.

    One sure way to know the truth is if the union certifies and then a few months down the road Volkswagen decides to reevaluate their investment strategy going forward.
    Of course you would. This doesn't surprise me in the least. Bless your heart.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Of course you would. This doesn't surprise me in the least. Bless your heart.
    Why doesn't it surprise you? My "evilness" clearly supports both Republican politicians and free enterprise corporations. I had to choose between two groups I support. You, on the other hand, could slag mud at will, clearly not supporting either group - and leaving the UAW out of the discussion entirely.

    Bless your heart too.
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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen | Reuters

    So first Corker lies, then he doubles down on the lie....hmm any bets that VW might decide that they don't want to do business where liars are in office? But guess what, we'll hear that it was all because of the UAW and has nothing to do with the lying liar, Corker.
    Is it possible...now...I stress...I DONT KNOW>..but is it POSSIBLE...that the guy that negotiated the deal from his HOUSE with VW officials in Germany MAY...MAY now...just MAY have had contact with officilas in Germany...with the parent company...that supports his comments? Maybe?

    "In order to entice Volkswagen to build its new U.S. plant in Corker's hometown of Chattanooga, the state gave it about $580 million in incentives. Corker was instrumental in lobbying Volkswagen to put the plant, which opened in 2011, in Chattanooga. Early meetings with Volkswagen officials from Germany were held at his home."

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    Re: Union vote has nothing to do with adding vehicle line: Volkswagen

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Is it possible...now...I stress...I DONT KNOW>..but is it POSSIBLE...that the guy that negotiated the deal from his HOUSE with VW officials in Germany MAY...MAY now...just MAY have had contact with officilas in Germany...with the parent company...that supports his comments? Maybe?

    "In order to entice Volkswagen to build its new U.S. plant in Corker's hometown of Chattanooga, the state gave it about $580 million in incentives. Corker was instrumental in lobbying Volkswagen to put the plant, which opened in 2011, in Chattanooga. Early meetings with Volkswagen officials from Germany were held at his home."
    Or possibly, blah blah blah, Corker put those things on the table and were entirely ignored by VW, meaning only in Corker's twisted anti-union head did it have any bearing.
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