CEI Weekly: As Detroit Goes Bust, CEI Campaigns to "Save Chattanooga"

July 19, 2013


Photo credit: John Rawlston

Feature: CEI's Matt Patterson warns Chattanooga about the history of the United Auto Workers union.

 FEATURE: As Detroit Goes Bust, CEI Campaigns to "Save Chattanooga"


Last night, CEI Senior Fellow Matt Patterson spoke at a forum in Chattanooga about the possible consequences of a United Auto Workers (UAW) takeover of the city's Volkswagen plant. The forum, which drew a crowd of 150, came just as the nation learned that Detroit, once the hub of a vibrant U.S. auto industry, is filing for bankruptcy. "There's no question UAW needs Chattanooga," Patterson told the forum attendees. "The question is, does Chattanooga need the UAW?" Read Chattanooga Times Free Press coverage here.





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