Lee Chairs Right To Work Amendment While Tiptoeing On Ford Question

Gov. Bill Lee Will Chair A Yes On 1 Campaign To Put The State’s Right To Work Law In The Tennessee Constitution, But When It Comes To Ford Motor Co., The Governor Won’t Say Whether He’ll Actively Campaign Against Unionization At The West Tennessee Plant Scheduled To Open In 2025.

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Ford Plant Squeaking Through Legislative Committees

Tennessee Lawmakers Treated A Proposed $5.6 Billion Ford Electric Truck Plant As If It Were Too Big To Fail, Passing Legislation Tuesday In Committees Through Gritted Teeth Before One Piece Stalled In The House Finance, Ways And Means Committee.

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Stockard On The Stump: Welcome To The Green New Deal, Tennessee

Lawmakers Across The State Are Cheering The Blue Oval City Plan For The Memphis Regional Megasite, A Ford-SK Innovation Project To Build Electric Trucks And Batteries That Will Transform Southwest Tennessee.

But The $5.6 Billion Project, Which Will Lead To 5,800 Jobs, Comes With Some Teeth Grinding And Eye Rolling As Well.

In Other Words, To Land This Deal For Another Auto Manufacturer, State Leaders Are Having To Play Friendly With A Company Clearly Embracing President Joe Biden’s Green New Deal And The United Auto Workers.

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Big Labor Wants To Salt The Earth

Unions Can Deploy Unsavory And Coercive Tactics Without Consequence. For Instance, Unions May Legally “Salt” A Workplace By Getting Undercover Union Operatives Hired By The Target Company In Order To Agitate For Unionization From The Inside. Unions Deploy Such Campaigns – Which Can Involve Negative Publicity, Political Pressure, Frivolous Lawsuits And Complaints, Public Protests, Targeting Of A Company’s Clients, Or Even Sabotage Of Company Operations – To Compensate For The Lack Of Employee Support For Unionization By Pressuring An Employer To Remain Silent During The Union Campaign, Provide Union Organizers Heightened Access To Employees, Or Even Recognize The Union Without Allowing Employees To Vote On Unionization.

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