Mayor Virg Bernero Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing

Mayor Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing
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LANSING (WILX)-- Will a new Volkswagen auto plant be the newest addition to Lansing? Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have threatened to take away VW's tax incentives if the workers vote to join the UAW.
Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says Volkswagen can just pack up and come to Lansing.
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Virgil was unable to convince Michiganders to vote for him for Governor and it seems his need for attention has led him to this new soon to fail attempt. After viewing this video of the way Virgil deals with citizens angry over power outages it's doubtful that Volkswagen will pay him much mind

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Apparently even the alternative newspaper in Lansing believe Virgil to be a flawed and failing mayor http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-9721-lark-bernero-popula...
This guy is Lansing's version of Carty. He even uses slurs against Native Americans http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2012/01/lansing_mayor_virg_b...

I have a hard time believing that a multi-national corporation like Volkswagen would be interested in dealing with a man with mental illness in his family and some obvious problems of his own.

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The UAW suffered a devastating defeat at Volkswagen’s plant here as workers rejected union representation by a 712-626 margin.

Very interesting discussion on Twitter among labor side twitterati. Some saying the death of organizing in the South. Others saying this is an inspiring reason to rally and build the movement. Most comments seem to agree that the major reason that the UAW lost the election was two-fold

1) Many workers were aware and considered the past history of the UAW in Detroit and determined they didn’t want that same thing to happen in Chattanooga. They didn’t like the UAW. One writer reports that VW workers who voted against the UAW indicated to him that they would consider voting in favor of another union.

2) The UAW lost the election despite having a neutrality agreement. Some traditional labor organizers are criticizing UAW leadership for missteps, saying they weren’t aggressive enough about campaigning against VW and that they don’t know how to organize anymore.

Gossip! He said she said........some say. Sounds like this came from Bill O'Reilly!

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VW workers may block southern U.S. deals if no unions: labor chief
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/us-vw-usplant-idUSBREA1I0S8201...

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