Skip to comments.Dreamliner nightmare
Posted on 05/15/2011 8:58:43 AM PDT by Signalman
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. --- This summer, the huge Boeing assembly plant here will begin producing 787 Dreamliners up to three a month, priced at $185 million apiece. It will, unless the National Labor Relations Board, controlled by Democrats and encouraged by Barack Obamas reverberating silence, gets its way.
Last month 17 months after Boeing announced plans to build here and with the $2 billion plant nearing completion the NLRB, collaborating with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), charged that Boeings decision violated the rights of its unionized workers in Washington state, where some Dreamliners are assembled and still will be even after the plant here is operational. The NLRB has read a 76-year-old statute (the 1935 Wagner Act) perversely, disregarded almost half a century of NLRB and Supreme Court rulings, and patently misrepresented statements by Boeing officials.
South Carolina is one of 22 so far right-to-work states, where workers cannot be compelled to join a union. When in September 2009, Boeings South Carolina workers fuselage sections of 787s already are built here voted to end their representation by IAM, the union did not accuse Boeing of pre-vote misbehavior. Now, however, the NLRB seeks to establish the principle that moving businesses to such states from non-right-to-work states constitutes prima facie evidence of unfair labor practices, including intimidation and coercion of labor. This principle would be a powerful incentive for new companies to locate only in right-to-work states.
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Defund the NLRB.
This Administration has clearly demonstrated their disdain for both law and the will of the people. It will get much worse if this gang of thugs wins reelection, and they will not be daunted by Republican control of both Houses of Congress. The purists out there who threaten to withhold their vote or support some 3d party wannabe as they did in 2008 should carefully consider their choices this time out.
Maybe this will teach the idiot in chief just how a free market works? Labor is a product just like widgets. Natural market forces will work their magic even in right to work states. The more the government meddles in this, the more damage they cause, and the jobs will just go overseas instead.
As VP Bite-me and Prez Osama like to say, it’s all about the 3 letter word, J O B S. Boeing should completely pull out of Seattle as their next move.
Rich Lowry has a recent article, too:
South Carolina and other states should file a suit declaring federal actions like this to be hostile acts, and remedy to such is well established.
Unfortunately, this is not a new trend. It is, perhaps, almost 30 years old and it started when liberal democrats decided that they could produce a better foreign policy than the rightfully elected President. It happened again in Miami when a subordinate court's ruling trumped a superior court's ruling as well as well established Federal Law. It was reinforced less than a decade ago when other liberal democrats visited foreign nations and actively support those foreign policies instead of our. And, finally, it has happened repeatedly over the last two years.
The Presidential Elections of 2012 will decided, once and for all, if we are going to return to a “nation ruled by law” or be subjected to the acts of a ruling oligarchy that is so common with a “nation ruled by men”.
"Reckless" - check, "lawless" - check, "destructive" - check, "self-destructive" - check, "meretricious" - check. What else can they do to ruin this country - the search is on.
The problem is that the Electorate is is unwilling to believe that this so-called President and his administration are bent on 'fundamental change' that benefits only their buddies in the unions and is definitely not good for the population at large.
IN the Seattle area, several decades ago, they wanted to build a Kingdome and put the location decision on the public ballot. The people voted to build it by Southcenter. They built it in Seattle.
When the city wanted to build what is now “Safeco field” for the Seattle Mariners, they put the decision to the public ballot. The voters favored NOT building the stadium.
They built it anyway.
The ‘government by men, not laws” is a long tradition here in Seattle. It’s another reason I bought my farm in Kentucky.
Lowery mentions “There are rules against runaway shops (i.e., picking up and moving a plant to evade a union)”.
Which would the NLRB prefer to see, South Carolina non-union workers building 787s, or Chinese workers building them?
(that was a rhetorical question. Of course the NLRB [”Workers of the World Unite”] would prefer the jobs go to Red China rather than those Red Necks who cling to their Bibles and guns.)
Why is that? How is that?
The purists out there who threaten to withhold their vote or support some 3d party wannabe as they did in 2008 ...
I have been a NON-purist who has been validating and rewarding liberal, left-leaning, big-government Republicans by voting straight Republican ticket for at least 35 years. In the past few years, I have finally figure out that MY KIND OF VOTING played a big part in putting Obama in the White House.
What you angrily and emotionally describe as "purists" are in fact people who would settle for Reagan's prescribed 80 percent; very few people are foolish enough to expect "pure" 100 percent, and down deep, YOU KNOW THIS; you sling the term "purist" as a deliberate insult. People you wrongly accuse of being "purists" are folks who have for too long been pressured by FEAR into voting, rewarding with victory, candidates who only agree with them maybe 60 percent and who have moved the GOP so far left that WE GOT OBAMA. There is a dangerous recoil to desperately voting for "anybody but _______ " (fill in the blank, and remember that in 2008, it was "anybody but Hillary.")
How long is it going to take YOU to recognize when you're indulging in Einstein's definition of insanity? And when are you going to find the courage, finally, to do the courageous thing, the really HARD thing, and break the habit so things can really start to turn around?
You will no doubt angrily retort, "But ... but ... but but but ... we don't have time! We HAVE to get Obama out of there, ANYBODY but Obama!" Think it through and think ahead, please, with cold calculation. Resist getting emotional; squelch, control, resist your panic. Think calmly and cooly.
Say another business-as-usual Republican takes the White House. It would practically ensure that congress would move to the LEFT in the mid-term elections. And remember how we all thought NOBODY could be as bad as Clinton ... and then Obama came along after business-as-usual Bush pushed the center even more to the left? Here in California, we all thought NOBODY could be as bad as Grey Davis except maybe uber-liberal and racist Cruz Bustamonte, so we elected Schwarzenegger. After two terms, we have someone WORSE than Cruz or Gray -- Jerry Brown.,
Centurion, and all others of you "anybody but (fill in the blank)" voters, please recognize the recoil that such voting inevitably brings, and STOP going for short term relief that only makes the problem worse in the long term. <
It takes courage, real courage, to decline to vote what you wish was true; I even chickened out in the last CA governeror's election -- I was going to refuse to vote for Meg Whitman, then chickened out and did what YOU advise, and voted for her anyway, on the premise, "Anybody but Jerry Brown!" She lost anyway, but had she won, I am CERTAIN. that in the long run, she would have wrought more damage than Brown by bringing the center even more to the left, and I would have been even more disgusted with myself than I am for voting for her.
"Conventional wisdom" such as "anybody but (fill in the blanks) panicked votes for big government Republicans is an oxymoron. It is conventional stupidity.
Thanks for helping make my point. You’re going to show everyone a thing or two. Sounds to me like Obama can count on you to help him win reelection. Doesn’t make much sense to me.