Skip to comments.Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute
Posted on 05/10/2011 10:42:39 AM PDT by redk
Washington (CNN) South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and a group of Republican senators demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing, saying the complaint could jeopardize thousands of South Carolina jobs and the future of free enterprise in the country.
The NLRB's complaint alleges that Boeing decided to build a new 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state, in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who had engaged in past strikes.
The NRLB's Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon is seeking an order to keep that production line in Washington state. Construction on the new Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina is nearing completion.
The Republicans took turns condemning the White House for allowing a board of Democratic appointees to wield control over how American companies do business.
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This is sick.
This same reasoning could be used on hundreds of US companies..forcing them to stay in Union Shop states..or maybe just move out of the US altogether.
The silence from Obummer on this issue is deafening.
Why does CNN's Peter Hamby insist on using the term so-called and surround right-to-work with quotes (similar to "singer" in Citizen Kane).
There is nothing so-called about right-to-work. States such as South Carolina embrace freedom, liberty, capitalism and individual choice in opposition to the tyranny enforced by union goons.
This Peter Hamby fool is a so-called "journalist" and is merely a useful idiot for the anti-liberty forced union bunch of big labor thugs.
Obamba hates South Carolina, remember? No less than he hates Texas. Thast how this dude rolls. Payback and punishment.
Why would Obama weigh in when its all going his way?
And this is against the law? Why is this a "so-called right to work state"?
Isn't this the essence of the free enterprise system?
They should also attempt to force Clyburn to take a position on it. His district, is bulletproof, we’re not gonna beat him, but we can make him squirm, maybe embarass the administration, and more important in SC, perhaps help down ballott..getting rid of all those local dems..
Here's a map that shows the states hated by the usurper:
If the state is yellow (much like the idiot-in-chief is himself), then the odds are it's one of his favorites since liberty and freedom are suppressed there. In contrast, the states supporting worker choice were, by and large, anti-O'Bambi in the 2008 election. Since "The Won" opposes capitalism, it's natural for the Marxist to hate them.
Pass a bill defunding the NLRB!
So the NLRB is accountable to no one? The Obama administration, and the Democrats in general HAVE weighed in - with their silence. Just as gas is at $4.00/gal. because Dems want it to be, the NLRB is aggressively pursuing this "compliant" with no resistance - because the Dems want it that way. Its about protecting unions, first and foremost.
I think that the NLRB is claiming that in making the decision to build a new line in SC, Boeing made statements that the possibility of labor stoppages and strikes played a part in the decision in some general statements that were made by some level of their company.
They are using the prohibition against unfair retaliation for properly waged strikes as a general principle and applying it against all company decisions that the company makes for expansion.
If I have a union agreement on a plant and in contract negotiations a proper strike occurs and then I tell the union that if they don’t stop the strike I will shut down the plant permenantly in retaliation, that is unfair bargaining.
That is not the case here as expansions for their product lines are still happening in Washington in the union plants and they have just chosen to make one aspect of a NEW product line elsewhere from its first introduction.
The NLRB is taking its labor negotiating monitoring status and using it as a massive political tool to favor unions and to bludgeon states that are not union controled and to likewise hold a state working in a union state hostage.
Without unions and the minimum wage, our economy would come roaring back. China would be buying OUR AMERICAN goods!
Your map almost reads like how I’d expect a map to read if we were talking about a new civil war.
How about defunding the NLRB instead of pleading with King Obama?