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 --"