I want to share with you a pretty amazing development on the union activism front. We’re used to right-to-work states resisting labor friendly legislation in their states. And major corporations usually resist unionization, at least within the bounds of the what the labor laws allow – and then often beyond them. But here in Tennessee we’ve got a case where the the corporation, Volkswagen, is not resisting unionization and perhaps actually mildly promoting it. In response, the state’s politicians are coming in threatening to pull a series of tax incentives if Volkswagen doesn’t change its tune and get on the anti-union bandwagon.
Seth Michaels explain what’s at stake and why the Tennessee GOP political establishment is so adamant.