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Ford tried to uproot the dealers years ago and it didnt work. I did a case study in school on this topic, I cant seem to find my source again...

Unions need to go...they hurt innovation and sometimes completely destroy it.




How on earth is this a union issue? It's capital vs capital.


Really you think the dealer unions didnt lobby to get tesla banned from selling in that state?

From:

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/chris_christie_...

"The state Motor Vehicle Commission last week unanimously passed a rule requiring franchised dealers to sell electric cars rather than allowing manufacturers to sell directly to customers as Tesla does at two showroom locations in New Jersey — at the Garden State Plaza and The Mall at Short Hills."

>requiring franchised dealers

And who is going to be franchising? The Unions will be. Maybe not in NJ but I gurantee other state's dealer unions are feeling the pressure that may come from tesla.


That's like calling the Chamber of Commerce a union.


Who do think is putting pressure on these organizations?


I'm going to need you to explain exactly why you think an association of otherwise independent and competing dealerships is a "union".


They may be called associations in some states. I don't think you can open a certain brand dealership in a state with going through them.

Ford was trying to let customers order cars online and they would deliver it within a couple weeks or less to a Ford hub. Some states pushed them out before they could try it.


Because my anti-socialist upbringing taught me unions are bad. Therefor things I think are bad must be unions.


What do unions have to do with Tesla and this issue in New Jersey?


Maybe not in NJ but I guarantee dealer unions are lobbying as we speak to get Tesla banned from various states.


Dealership unions? What!? A union of dealership salesmen? Owners? Explain.




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