Union bosses threatened by homegrown freedom-fighters

April 17, 2014 10:48AM

In a recent article, the New York based Olean Times Herald highlights the work of Beacon to stop the infiltration of Tennessee’s workforce by the United Auto Workers.

When executives at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga recently pressured employees to join the United Auto Workers, those workers had the help of the Beacon Center, a Tennessee think tank that not only provided much-needed research on the harms of unionization but also held town-hall forums to fight pro-union propaganda. The UAW expected to win, but lost 712-626. Many groups deserve credit, but the Beacon Center played a key role because it was a homegrown effort to help workers beat back the UAW. Formerly called the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, the Beacon Center is only a decade old, but it has already significantly affected those workers, and the entire state, as well as adjoining states where the UAW is working furiously to extend its influence.

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