A more imperfect union

You don’t have to search hard to find lots of quotes from conservative politicians about how important it is for government to not get involved with the business world.

You also don’t have to search hard to find quotes from these exact same conservative politicians ranting and raving about how government should get involved to tell unions they shouldn’t form.vw

Volkswagen opened a new plant in the south and thanks to lots of lobbying from these same hypocrites, the workers voted not to unionize even though Volkswagen wanted the union.  It may have been because Senator Corker said that if the union was passed, then VW would not open more factories in the south.  In other words, he said the exact opposite of the truth.  Let’s see, what do we call that again?  Oh yes.  A LIE.  (Republicans have that as their motto lately.)

Unions help keep the peace between workers and management and keep employees happier.  Volkswagen knows that happy employees are good and loyal employees.  Volkswagen wanted the union.  They made it perfectly clear.

“Ha ha!” these conservatives yell, not caring once again about facts.  “We showed them!  We support businesses!”

Except they don’t.  This didn’t help businesses at all, and Volkswagen has now announced that any new factories they build will not be in the south.

Yeah, good job shooting yourselves in the foot there, geniuses.

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