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Nikki Haley Pressures Obama, 12 Field on NLRB. Big Labor Battle goes to South Carolina
National Review ^ | 04/26/2011 | Robert Costa

Posted on 04/26/2011 5:37:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Across the country, from Wisconsin to Ohio, Republican governors are battling Big Labor. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, in an interview with National Review Online, says that her state is the next front. But Haley’s foes are not graybeard professors or drum-banging state workers; she is facing off against bureaucratic activists in Washington, D.C.

The National Labor Relations Board, a federal agency dominated by President Obama’s appointees, is attempting to block Boeing from building jets in Charleston, S.C. By producing planes in a nonunion plant thousands of miles from its base in Everett, Wash., the NLRB alleges that Boeing is retaliating against the strike-happy machinists in Puget Sound.

Boeing, which has poured billions into the new facility, calls the agency’s complaint “legally frivolous.” Haley, for her part, is baffled by how the feds think that they can kick around a private company, picking and choosing where it operates. “There is no case; this is ridiculous,” she says. “It is an embarrassment for the NLRB. The unions are losing and this is nothing more than a desperate attempt to see if they can make their voices relevant again.”

But it is, Haley asserts, a “national fight,” with political implications for both parties. “I am going to fight this every step of the way,” she says. “We absolutely will not accept the bullying. This is a direct assault on right-to-work states.” In the coming days, the governor will urge the president — and the Republicans hoping to beat him in 2012 — to take sides.

Haley challenges President Obama to rally behind her. “I want to ask him why he is allowing unelected bureaucrats to come in and do the unions’ dirty work on the backs of our businesses,” she says. “It’s hurting the jobs in South Carolina and every other right-to-work state. He owes us an answer.”

If the president does not back up Boeing, Haley argues that companies may decide to move their manufacturing overseas, since the president would be viewed by corporate leaders as someone who has little interest in protecting free enterprise. “He must stand up and fight for companies that want to do business in this country,” she says. “This slows down business in our country.”

Obama is not the only one catching heat from the first-term Republican. Haley notes that the NLRB brawl will be a litmus test for GOP presidential contenders. “Every presidential candidate needs to weigh in on what is happening with NLRB and Boeing,” she says. “I would expect the presidential candidates to speak up, to say that this is wrong, and also to go further than that: to say what they would do to make it right.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: labor; laborunion; nikkihaley

1 posted on 04/26/2011 5:37:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This means shifting resources out of Wisconsin.


2 posted on 04/26/2011 5:40:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

She had a brief interview at the Heritage Classic golf tournament on Saturday’s broadcast. She came across very well. She was also there in the gallery on Sunday when the winners came off the 18th green. Either she loves golf, or she supports efforts that enhance the South Carolina economy. Either way, she seems good for SC.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 5:40:52 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, she’s a feisty one.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 5:41:38 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Steely Tom

The labor battle is now being joined across the country. It starts in the mid-west and will spill over to the rest of the country as we slowly find out our municipalities are out of cash.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 5:41:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems clear that the Democrats/Obama will do everything they can to take from the producers of this land and give it to the moochers. That SC has a business-friendly environment only enrages the left.


6 posted on 04/26/2011 5:43:20 AM PDT by comps4spice (Liberalism is a threat to life and liberty in the USA.)
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To: Steely Tom
resources

You misspelled thugs.

7 posted on 04/26/2011 5:43:59 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace

resources

You misspelled thugs.


Oh, how true!!!!!


8 posted on 04/26/2011 5:46:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: comps4spice

While they do take from the producers, they keep most of it for themselves. They only give their parasites a substance in order to continue using them.


9 posted on 04/26/2011 5:47:31 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

She should also be flanked by Jim DeMint and the reprehensible Pansey Graham. This has to be a team effort!


10 posted on 04/26/2011 5:48:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is all part of the new Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog Law. Who is John Galt?


11 posted on 04/26/2011 5:49:07 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: ScottinVA

RE: She should also be flanked by Jim DeMint and the reprehensible Pansey Graham

Forget Pansey, he’s a lost cause.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 5:50:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
This is a hot topic. It has been posted several times during the past several days.

The is not the first time the Obama Administration has taken this work away from a southern state. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) partnered with Northrop Grumman to win the KC-45 contract in 2008. EADS planed to build the Air Force tanker and other EADS aircraft in Mobile, AL.

Could the Air Force Contract Cost European Jobs?

Spiegel Online, By Dinah Deckstein, Cordula Meyer and Gabor Steingart, 03/10/2008

The forerunner of the trans-Atlantic shift is the EADS research and development center in Mobile, Alabama. Roughly 90 US engineers are already engaged in research for the European plane maker. The current plans call for the tanker version of Airbus's successful A330 model to be assembled in Mobile, where Northrop Grumman, the company's US joint venture partner, will install the electronic systems. But the plans go even further than that.In late January, not long before the US Department of Defense awarded the contract to EADS, Airbus CEO Thomas Enders paid a visit to Alabama to lay additional bait. Should the Airbus and Northrop Grumman joint venture win the Air Force contract, he said, Airbus would also assemble cargo versions of the A330 in Mobile in the future.But this doesn't necessarily mean that Airbus will stop there. Once production has gotten successfully underway in Mobile, this provincial city could conceivably become Airbus' fourth-largest assembly site for passenger aircraft, next to Hamburg, Toulouse and Tianjin, China. "There are no such plans at present," says and EADS spokesman. Not yet, that is.


Obama canceled that contract as soon as he was in office. That screwed Mobile, AL out of a lot of jobs. Earlier this year, the KC-45 contract was awarded to Boeing (Washington State).

Boeing wins $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract

By AUBREY COHEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF, February 23, 2011

Boeing won the U.S. Air Force's $35 billion contract to build 179 aerial refueling tankers, Pentagon and Air Force officials announced Thursday.

The award starts with a $3.5 billion contract for tanker engineering and manufacturing development to deliver the first 18 of what are now called "KC-46A" tankers by 2017.

Boeing's 767-based NewGen Tanker competed against EADS North America's Airbus A330-based KC-45 tanker in the Air Force's third try at starting to replace Eisenhower-era Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers.

Northrop Grumman pulled out of the latest contest, saying the Air Force's criteria favored Boeing's smaller plane. But EADS North America said it could offer a better price, despite the size difference, because it no longer had Northrop's need for profit, Airbus is producing A330s at a higher rate than Boeing is building 767s, lowering costs, and existing A330-based tankers and refueling systems are closer to KC-45 than existing 767-based tankers and systems are to NewGen, meaning less development risk.

Analysts gave EADS the edge in recent weeks, after release of battlefield assessments of the two tankers reportedly showed a big advantage for the KC-45. The Air Force sent the assessments to both bidders accidentally, at first, and then shared the data again after learning that an EADS employee inadvertently looked at the Boeing information.


Then Boeing announced the plans for the Charleston, SC plant. Boeing planned to produce several products in SC. This was followed by the NLRB ruling.

NLRB files complaint against Boeing over S.C. plant

Charleston Regional Business Journal, By Matt Tomsic, April 25, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint Wednesday, calling for Boeing to open a second 787 final assembly line in Washington state to remedy what it calls an illegal transfer of work to non-union facilities in North Charleston.

Boeing is building a multi-million dollar facility near Charleston International Airport to complement its first final assembly line in the Seattle area.

The board is pursuing an order to require Boeing to maintain a second assembly line in Washington state, though the complaint does not ask for the line in South Carolina to be closed, according to a news release from the NLRB.

“This is one of the worst examples of unelected bureaucrats doing the bidding of special interest groups that I’ve ever seen,â€ï¾Graham said in a statement emailed from his office. “In this case, the (National Labor Relations Board) is doing the bidding of the unions at great cost to South Carolina and our nation’s economy.â€ï¾


The plot gets thicker! Obama has been making recess appointments to the NLRB which he knows will not be confirmed by the Senate!!

Obama Bypasses Senate, Makes Appointments to NLRB, Treasury

Bloomberg, By Hans Nichols and Holly Rosenkrantz - March 28, 2010

The appointment of Craig Becker, a union lawyer who will now serve on the National Labor Relations Board, drew immediate criticism. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a statement denouncing the appointment of Becker, who has represented the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, while Congress is away.

“The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America’s job creators to compete,â€said the Chamber’s labor vice president Randel Johnson in yesterday’s statement.


Obama is screwing the 'Right To Work' Red State South!! With an 'In you face' attitude, he is pulling every stunt in the book to support his union buddies!

And this story is not getting near enough coverage in the media!

13 posted on 04/26/2011 5:51:22 AM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

Ping!


14 posted on 04/26/2011 5:58:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I would expect the presidential candidates to speak up, to say that this is wrong, and also to go further than that: to say what they would do to make it right.”

Oh Nikki you poor girl. What the NRLB is doing is what the Resident wants!

15 posted on 04/26/2011 6:00:59 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Steely Tom

What resources are being shifted from Wisconsin?


16 posted on 04/26/2011 6:02:39 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: sport

Agreed.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 6:06:28 AM PDT by comps4spice (Liberalism is a threat to life and liberty in the USA.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
What resources are being shifted from Wisconsin?

Labor troublemaking resources.

18 posted on 04/26/2011 6:08:50 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom
Why would they do that? They need all the resources they can get in Wisconsin. The battle isn't over there.

Do they really think they are going to turn South Carolina blue? This move by Obama/NLRB is going majorly piss people off there.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 6:13:47 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Why would they do that? They need all the resources they can get in Wisconsin. The battle isn't over there.

Mmmkay.

20 posted on 04/26/2011 6:27:19 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SeekAndFind

DeMint and Graham are supporting Haley on this one. Nice that Lindsay put on a jock strap for once.


21 posted on 04/26/2011 6:37:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush contributor)
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To: Hoodat

Directive 10-289


22 posted on 04/26/2011 6:43:57 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Steely Tom
You don't think it's odd that Obama would divert funds and resources from Wisconsin to South Carolina?

South Carolina is not even close to a battleground state.
23 posted on 04/26/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Why would Linseed ever need a jock strap?


24 posted on 04/26/2011 6:47:46 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Arm_Bears
Why would Linseed ever need a jock strap?

Is it a riddle? I love riddles.

25 posted on 04/26/2011 6:56:02 AM PDT by super7man
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To: chickadee; DollyCali; Force of Truth; MontaniSemperLiberi; nakutny; patriot preacher; ...
Wow, she’s a feisty one.

Yes, she is. And I suspect you ain't heard nuthin' yet.

Nikki Haley Ping


South Carolina Governor

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26 posted on 04/26/2011 5:58:58 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Steely Tom
Q: What resources are being shifted from Wisconsin?

A: Labor troublemaking resources.

...please. Let them come here.

27 posted on 04/26/2011 6:29:07 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox
...please. Let them come here.

Yes suh. I like the way you think.

28 posted on 04/26/2011 6:30:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Arm_Bears

Ok I’ll bite... Because his pecker is on his face, that is right he is a chicken! ( Yes it is an old joke... why don’t chickens where jock-straps)


29 posted on 04/26/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SeekAndFind

She is such a strong leader. She repeats her goal to everyone she speaks to and does not get sidetracked by questions. She is a wise experienced woman whose values are right.
She makes her opponents uncomfortable. She knows she is in the driver’s seat and lets them know she knows it.
I met her early on and was bowled over by her determination and her vision for conservatism.
She immediately upon being elected to state legislature, pursued her goal of transparency in the SC house and senate voting procedure, so people know how the men they elected are actually voting, and have grounds to evaluate their performance, and will vote them out if they act outside our interests.
She does not pussyfoot around. She held her peers accountable and when they realize she has the ability to reveal the good or bad they are achieving, they begin to do the right thing.
These are very proud men who do not always like the sun shining on their work.
Nikki supports those who work for the people, and if they don’t she lets their constituents know they don’t.


30 posted on 04/29/2011 8:10:31 PM PDT by nakutny
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