Fred Wszolek

After learning that they had been deceived into signing these union cards, the workers attempted to retract their support but were met by obstacles that made it difficult to do so. For instance, these employees were told that the only way they could withdraw their support would be to physically appear at a labor office, where they would surely be met by upset union representatives eager to change their minds. This entire process has been dogged by several other suspicious actions, such as allegations of organized labor counting invalid cards that are outdated.

Volkswagen deserves credit for employing an American workforce, but in the United States, we are the home of the secret ballot and demand fairness and even-handedness in our workplace elections, and will settle for nothing less. In recent years, Americans have become aware of the pitfalls of unionization, so much so that labor bosses are now admitting that they can’t win a fair fight with an informed electorate in the workplace. The livelihood of unions bosses are now at stake, which is why they have resorted to waging a campaign of misinformation that relies on dirty tactics and hurts the same people they intend to represent.

Volkswagen has a clear obligation to its workers. Now that the UAW has admitted that they would lose a secret ballot election, Volkswagen's workers deserve an opportunity to prove the union bosses right.


Fred Wszolek

Fred Wszolek is a spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).