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Union Thugs force Boeing of South Carolina to become unionized
National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - Email | Mark Mix

Posted on 09/27/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2

Last week, the U.S. House Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Obama Labor Board's recent onslaught of Big Labor power grabs that undermine worker freedom.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman and former union lawyer Mark Pearce offered his spin after the hearing, calling the Board's decisions "fair and even-handed."

The outrageous complaint against Boeing hardly seems fair to the thousands of South Carolina workers who could be forced out of their jobs all because they can't be required to pay union dues or "fees" as a condition of employment.

But don't just take my word for it.

At the hearing, an individual employee victimized by one recent NLRB decision stood up and made her voice heard.

On July 22, Barbara Ivey learned the radical Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was launching a campaign to unionize her workplace.

Thirteen days later, her employer, Kaiser Permanente, announced that it was recognizing the union as the monopoly bargaining agent of all workers in the unit.

There was no secret ballot vote. No one from the SEIU ever contacted Ivey about whether or not she wanted to join or support the union.

Other workers told Ivey they felt pressured to sign so-called "union authorization cards."

But Kaiser Permanente agreed to recognize the union through the abusive card check process, and the workers faced an uphill battle to exercise their rights.

Relying on the National Right to Work Foundation-won Dana precedent, Ivey utilized the only means left at her disposal. She asked her coworkers to sign a petition demanding a secret ballot vote.

By August 8, Ivey turned in a petition supported by 45 percent of her coworkers to request a decertification election. The NLRB set a private vote for September 20.

But before that vote could occur, the Board overturned Dana, canceling the election.

Barbara Ivey and her coworkers must now wait one to four years to request a new decertification election.

Ivey told the U.S. House panel, "For me and my fellow employees however, snatching away those rights just as an election has been agreed to and a date had been set was cruel and unethical."

Read the rest of her testimony by clicking here.

I'm sure you'll agree there's nothing "fair and even-handed" about her story.

Sincerely,

Mark Mix National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

P.S. The Foundation relies completely on voluntary contributions from its supporters to provide free legal aid.

If you can, please chip in with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more today to support the Foundation's programs.

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The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in nearly 200 cases nationwide. The Foundation's mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. Its web address is www.nrtw.org/.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: barbaraivey; boeing; bustunions; cardcheck; communism; communistunions; corruption; democrats; fraud; kaiserpremanente; liberalfascism; nlrb; obama; obamasminions; righttowork; seiu; socialistdemocrats; southcarolina; unioncorruption; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 09/27/2011 6:34:51 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Unions haven’t been about supporting the workers they claim to represent for decades. They are about enriching the bottom line of the the Union Bosses and the Democrat party.

No one should be forced to have anything to do with a Union if they choose not to.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 6:39:42 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Iam1ru1-2

oh man, a young couple that I know just moved down there last week to start work at the Boeing plant. I hope it all works out.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 6:41:12 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: Iam1ru1-2

if people put up with thugs,

thugs will win.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 6:42:03 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: matt04

“Union Thugs force Boeing of South Carolina to become unionized”

Am I missing something? I don’t see Boeing being forced to unionize in this report. The employer was Kaiser Permanent.

What am I missing?


5 posted on 09/27/2011 6:46:13 PM PDT by Castigar
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The CEO of Coca Cola has opined that Communist China is more "business friendly" than the United States under the Obama regime. Maybe that's because unions are banned and illegal in communist countries...

Mark

6 posted on 09/27/2011 6:47:30 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I was VERY surprised that even with a solid Dem majority in the House and Senate for two years, the Baraqqi Regime was unable to pass card check.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Nothing like a good rousing game of calvinball eh, thugs.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 6:48:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: MarkL

The Chinese have a universal union but it’s a sham. It’s an organization for the purpose of exerting government control over the workers.


9 posted on 09/27/2011 6:50:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Castigar

i wondered the same thing. There’s nothing about Boeing here - but the Kaiser thing should be illegal, well probably is illegal but too many in power have been bought off.


10 posted on 09/27/2011 6:53:30 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Aria

Wonder if there was a crazy deal with the management to count itself, therefore the grunts were never asked.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 6:55:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Castigar; Iam1ru1-2
Am I missing something? I don’t see Boeing being forced to unionize in this report. The employer was Kaiser Permanent.

I must be missing something too. I went to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation website and didn't find anything saying Boeing employees at the new SC plant had been forced to go union.

If that was true every news source in the country would have it on the front page.

12 posted on 09/27/2011 6:56:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Over seas there they go, happy?


13 posted on 09/27/2011 7:06:20 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

This ain’t about Boeing.
It is a solicitation email.

I get lots of email, too, but I don’t feel the need to post them all on FR.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 7:11:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Iam1ru1-2
This makes me sick! Oh so disgusted!Hardly an encouraging omen, per future endeavors.

Love S.C. This will change the cultural landscape. It should not happen, for the 'best' of what is in truth, now, our country's worst employment pool and it's MO.

Hope there is some hope, that in the end the thugs do not win...but see no light, here.

Enough; enough...of America's enemies winning what are loathsome per these anti-American, and 'ill-gotten' gains.

15 posted on 09/27/2011 7:21:33 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Iam1ru1-2
This makes me sick! Oh so disgusted!Hardly an encouraging omen, per future endeavors.

Love S.C. This will change the cultural landscape. It should not happen, for the 'best' of what is in truth, now, our country's worst employment pool and it's MO.

Hope there is some hope, that in the end the thugs do not win...but see no light, here.

Enough; enough...of America's enemies winning what are loathsome per these anti-American, and 'ill-gotten' gains.

16 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:39 PM PDT by cricket
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And don't forget that it was the illegal union, Solidarity, that brought down the Polish communist government. How long was Lech Walesa in prison? I know that he was arrested a number of times.

When they're not in power, communists use unions to gain power. Once they're in power, communist outlaw unions and often kill (or at least imprison) the very labor leaders who got the communists into power in the first place!

Mark

17 posted on 09/27/2011 7:48:02 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

All the Boeing workers have to do is elect anti-union types to key union positions.
They can tell the local union to shove it, zero the dues, and tell the NLRB to shove it.
And when it comes to their threats, cut ‘em off at the pass.

If there’s one thing a bully can’t stand, it’s a punch in the nose!


18 posted on 09/27/2011 8:11:59 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What the H E L L do you think “union” is for.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 8:21:56 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: G Larry

And all guided by the islamic communist puppet’s government of America.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 8:23:21 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: Iam1ru1-2

bookmark


21 posted on 09/27/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Iam1ru1-2.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 10:26:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe they are saying if you can do it at Kaiser they will be able to pull the Same crap at Boeing


23 posted on 09/28/2011 3:46:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The headline says Boeing, but the story is about Kaiser Permanente.


24 posted on 09/28/2011 3:50:40 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Okay, where did this article come from? Did you just make it up? There is no live link to the source, and if one goes to the web site, this article and headline do not exist. I don’t like bully unions, but I also don’t like people who make up headlines and lie about stuff to make people scared or worried. So what’s going on here?


25 posted on 09/28/2011 3:53:08 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

This guy Mark Mix is a jerk IMHO for sending out (what I suppose is) a fundraising email with a lie for a title.


26 posted on 09/28/2011 3:56:34 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Our freedom is gasping on life support.


27 posted on 09/28/2011 4:07:46 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: All
South Carolina’s Right-to-Work: Boeing and the NLRB

On April 20, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Boeing because the company moved the second line of its production facilities for the new 787 Dreamliner from the Puget Sound area in Washington State to North Charleston, South Carolina.

One of the factors that contributed to Boeing’s decision was that its Washington production is interrupted every three to four years with union strikes and South Carolina’s right-to-work laws create a more friendly business environment that ensures Boeing can meet its production goal of three Dreamliners per month. The NLRB claims that this decision discriminates against union workers and is trying to force Boeing to produce the airplanes in Washington.

NLRB’s Actions Hurt the Economy

Boeing has already created more than 1,000 jobs and invested more than $2 billion in South Carolina. Forcing them to relocate the production facilities to Washington would hurt the South Carolina and national economy. In addition to its South Carolina hires, Boeing has expanded its workforce in the Washington facilities as well. Since 2009, when the company shifted the second line to South Carolina it has also added more than 2,000 jobs to its Puget Sound staff.

NLRB’s Unconfirmed Board is Overreaching

The NLRB complaint was issued by Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, who has only recently been formally nominated to the position by President Obama. Solomon’s complaint comes at the behest of an NLRB board that is driven by unconfirmed, recess-appointed union lawyers. The board is currently an unbalanced 3-1 split with union lawyers dominating the panel. Craig Becker, who served as SEIU and AFL-CIO associate general counsel, and Mark Pearce are both extreme ideologues who could never pass muster in the Senate, so President Obama recess appointed them. Now they’re attacking Boeing for creating jobs in South Carolina. For more information on Obama skirting Congress to push his agenda: www.ObamaChart.com.

Companies Have a Right to Locate their Facilities Where they Choose

Twenty two states currently have right-to-work laws that allow individuals to decide for themselves whether they want to join a union, instead of being forced to turn over a portion of their paycheck to the unions even if they don’t want to join. These 22 states consistently outperform the rest of the nation when it comes to economic growth and job creation. Right-to-work states boast have an unemployment rate below the national average. Companies want to create jobs in these states; the NLRB should not block job creation in states that established policies to attract work.

South Carolina’s Right-to-Work: Boeing and the NLRB


What the NLRB is trying to do is prevent Boeing from transferring some of their work to South Carolina because it's a Right-To-Work state, and therefore Boeing will be able to hire NON-union workers.
28 posted on 09/28/2011 12:46:56 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2 (And thinking themselves wise, they became fools and God gave them up to their foolishness)
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To: All
South Carolina’s Right-to-Work: Boeing and the NLRB

On April 20, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Boeing because the company moved the second line of its production facilities for the new 787 Dreamliner from the Puget Sound area in Washington State to North Charleston, South Carolina.

One of the factors that contributed to Boeing’s decision was that its Washington production is interrupted every three to four years with union strikes and South Carolina’s right-to-work laws create a more friendly business environment that ensures Boeing can meet its production goal of three Dreamliners per month. The NLRB claims that this decision discriminates against union workers and is trying to force Boeing to produce the airplanes in Washington.

NLRB’s Actions Hurt the Economy

Boeing has already created more than 1,000 jobs and invested more than $2 billion in South Carolina. Forcing them to relocate the production facilities to Washington would hurt the South Carolina and national economy. In addition to its South Carolina hires, Boeing has expanded its workforce in the Washington facilities as well. Since 2009, when the company shifted the second line to South Carolina it has also added more than 2,000 jobs to its Puget Sound staff.

NLRB’s Unconfirmed Board is Overreaching

The NLRB complaint was issued by Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, who has only recently been formally nominated to the position by President Obama. Solomon’s complaint comes at the behest of an NLRB board that is driven by unconfirmed, recess-appointed union lawyers. The board is currently an unbalanced 3-1 split with union lawyers dominating the panel. Craig Becker, who served as SEIU and AFL-CIO associate general counsel, and Mark Pearce are both extreme ideologues who could never pass muster in the Senate, so President Obama recess appointed them. Now they’re attacking Boeing for creating jobs in South Carolina. For more information on Obama skirting Congress to push his agenda: www.ObamaChart.com.

Companies Have a Right to Locate their Facilities Where they Choose

Twenty two states currently have right-to-work laws that allow individuals to decide for themselves whether they want to join a union, instead of being forced to turn over a portion of their paycheck to the unions even if they don’t want to join. These 22 states consistently outperform the rest of the nation when it comes to economic growth and job creation. Right-to-work states boast have an unemployment rate below the national average. Companies want to create jobs in these states; the NLRB should not block job creation in states that established policies to attract work.

South Carolina’s Right-to-Work: Boeing and the NLRB


What the NLRB is trying to do is prevent Boeing from transferring some of their work to South Carolina because it's a Right-To-Work state, and therefore Boeing will be able to hire NON-union workers.
29 posted on 09/28/2011 12:47:12 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2 (And thinking themselves wise, they became fools and God gave them up to their foolishness)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Its time for the rise of anti-union unions. Workers can form a union based on the principle of cooperation with the employer and make no demands on the employer for wages benefits etc. They can have it in their by laws charge no dues.


30 posted on 09/28/2011 1:03:50 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Iam1ru1-2
What the NLRB is trying to do is prevent Boeing from transferring some of their work to South Carolina because it's a Right-To-Work state, and therefore Boeing will be able to hire NON-union workers.

True about the NLRB but Boeing already has a nonunion shop in South Carolina, the workers voted on it just over a year ago.

Excerpt:

Workers at Boeing's 787 fuselage assembly plant in Charleston, S.C. have decisively voted to get rid of the Machinists union as their bargaining representative with the company. The vote was 199 for decertification of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union against 68 for retaining it.

Workers at Boeing's Charleston plant vote out union

31 posted on 09/28/2011 6:20:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"True about the NLRB but Boeing already has a nonunion shop in South Carolina, the workers voted on it just over a year ago."

That's what I said, and that's the very reason why the NLRB is trying to prevent Boeing from transferring work to SC, because the NLRB is a PRO-Union government agency.

32 posted on 09/30/2011 12:48:44 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2 (And thinking themselves wise, they became fools and God gave them up to their foolishness)
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To: matt04

Show me the head of a union that worked at the job his union represents.


33 posted on 10/02/2011 4:21:48 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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