Monkeys in Tennessee don’t deserve no evil unions. It is a right to work state which means a right to no rights state. It’s in the Spreadsheet Bible.
The Republicans appear to be afraid that the UAW vote will eat into Tennessee's hard-earned as a right-to-work (read: anti-union) state. A UAW victory at Volkswagen, moreover, would be its first at a foreign-owned auto plant in the country. The politicians have expressed fears that other manufacturing companies will shun Tennessee if the UAW cracks open the door.
By far the most cynical expression of this view came from Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, at a press conference on the eve of the vote. "We know these discussions are having a dampening effect on our economic growth," he said, "and we're concerned that if they actually come in and win this election -- then obviously it's going to be something we can overcome -- we will overcome --"
Do Dah! Do Dah!