According to the Detroit News Auto Insider story, Marines driven out of UAW lot
, members of the 1st Battalion 24th Marines, a reserve unit, have often used Solidarity House's
(UAW headquarters office) parking lot when working at a base on Jefferson Avenue in Detroit.
But the UAW has pulled the plug for those Marines with foreign made vehicles or Bush stickers. According to a union statement on Friday:
While reservists certainly have the right to drive nonunion made vehicles and display bumper stickers touting the most anti-worker, anti-union president since the 1920s, that doesn't mean they have the right to park in a lot owned by the members of the UAW.
Thanks to Unions-Firms-Markets
for the link to the story. My guess is that the union would have preferred a different battle since this is probably not the best pr for the UAW. However, putting political correctness aside, (almost always a good thing to do), their position seems pretty defensible to me, even though I disagree with its underlying sentiments.