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Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/29/11 | NIKKI HALEY

Posted on 04/28/2011 6:31:16 PM PDT by redk

In October 2009, Boeing, long one of the best corporations in America, made an announcement that changed the economic outlook of South Carolina forever: The company's second line of 787 Dreamliners would be produced in North Charleston.

In choosing to manufacture in my state, Boeing was exercising its right as a free enterprise in a free nation to conduct business wherever it believed would best serve both the bottom line and the employees of its company. This is not a novel or complicated idea. It's called capitalism.

Boeing has since poured billions of dollars into a new, state-of-the art facility in South Carolina's picturesque Low Country along the Atlantic coast. It has created thousands of good jobs and joined the long tradition of distinguished and employee-friendly corporations that have found a home, and a partner, in the Palmetto State.

This a win-win for South Carolina, for Boeing, and for the global clients who will see Dreamliners rolling off the North Charleston line at the rate of 10 a month, starting with the first one next year. But, as is often the case, a win for people and businesses is a loss for the labor unions, which rely on coercion, bullying and undue political influence to stay afloat.

South Carolina is a right-to-work state, and we're proud that within our borders workers cannot be required to join a labor union as a condition of employment. We don't need unions playing middlemen between our companies and our employees. We don't want them forcefully inserted into our promising business climate. And we will not stand for them intimidating South Carolinians.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: boeing; haley; nikkihaley; obama; sc; southcarolina
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To: redk
I agree with you... this scares the heck out of me. Haley puts it best in the editorial:

The actions by the NLRB are nothing less than a direct assault on the 22 right-to-work states across America.

Where are the leaders of the GOP? This is a huge power grab by the federal government. It now claim the power to to tell companies what states they are allowed to do business in. And nobody cares..

41 posted on 04/29/2011 6:19:14 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (
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To: EQAndyBuzz

GM was a publicly held company until Othuga decided to nationalize it. No business is really safe from that crowd.

42 posted on 04/29/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Yet_Again

“What’s Obama going to do - order GM to start building jets?”

Yes, but they will have to use corn as fuel and cannot add to global warming. The fact that they would cost 100 times as much to produce due to using union labor and “environmentally friendly” fuel wouldn’t be a problem because the Obama administration would support them with our tax dollars by making the fed into their biggest and best customer. (All with our tax dollars of course - and after being sure that he and his cohorts all invested in Boeing stock so they could make their millions once the guaranteed government contracts came about.)

43 posted on 04/30/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Truth29

Explain to me how it would be an unfair labor practice?

44 posted on 04/30/2011 3:10:20 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Texas resident

“The dims cannot be trusted with this country.
They are the enemy within.”


As are the “free traders” sending US industry elsewhere.

Both are evil, and destroying our nation.

45 posted on 04/30/2011 3:13:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Birther on Board)
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To: guitarplayer1953
"Explain to me how it would be an unfair labor practice?"

If management threatened to move as part of the negotiating process in an existing contract (agree to specific concessions or we will leave) rather than simply a decision to expand elsewhere, that would probably constitute a ULP.

46 posted on 04/30/2011 4:47:47 PM PDT by Truth29
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