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Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute
CNN ^ | 5/10/11 | Peter Hamby

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 787; boeing; dreamliner; haley; lafesolomon; nikkihaley; nlrb; righttowork; sc; unions
While the media try to turn Obama into a war hero he is still hiding from Nikki Haley under his desk.
1 posted on 05/10/2011 10:42:43 AM PDT by redk
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To: redk

This is sick.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 10:49:27 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

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.


3 posted on 05/10/2011 10:51:24 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: redk

The silence from Obummer on this issue is deafening.


4 posted on 05/10/2011 10:51:57 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: redk
...South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state...

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.

5 posted on 05/10/2011 10:52:52 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: redk
South Carolina jobs

Obamba hates South Carolina, remember? No less than he hates Texas. Thast how this dude rolls. Payback and punishment.

6 posted on 05/10/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: redk
No kidding...Would love to see Boeing go on one of the Sunday shows and go Galt Just say FUBO...we're moving to a country that allows free enterprise with less government intervention...like Canada, Australia and a few others. Out of the top 10 “free economies the US is 9th and going backwards.
7 posted on 05/10/2011 10:58:11 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: proudpapa

Why would Obama weigh in when its all going his way?


8 posted on 05/10/2011 11:00:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: redk
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.

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?

9 posted on 05/10/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: redk

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..


10 posted on 05/10/2011 11:02:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Nonstatist
Obamba hates South Carolina, remember? No less than he hates Texas. Thast how this dude rolls. Payback and punishment.

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.

11 posted on 05/10/2011 11:03:18 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: redk

Pass a bill defunding the NLRB!


12 posted on 05/10/2011 11:06:10 AM 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: redk
"The White House has been largely silent on the matter, saying that the NLRB is "an independent agency" conducting its own enforcement actions."

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.

13 posted on 05/10/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by Be Free (Liberalism is a disease.)
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To: oldbrowser

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.


14 posted on 05/10/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: G Larry
Pass a bill defunding the NLRB!

YES!

...and an extra bonus would be abolishing once and for all the minimum wage. In tandem with unionism, the minimum wage is a productivity killer.

Without unions and the minimum wage, our economy would come roaring back. China would be buying OUR AMERICAN goods!

15 posted on 05/10/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: redk
...demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing...

They already have. I mean, what's not to know?
16 posted on 05/10/2011 11:11:51 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Why would Obama weigh in when its all going his way?

Right on.

17 posted on 05/10/2011 11:19:29 AM PDT by Digger (would have fought on the souths side.)
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To: re_nortex

Your map almost reads like how I’d expect a map to read if we were talking about a new civil war.


18 posted on 05/10/2011 11:20:19 AM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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19 posted on 05/10/2011 11:21:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: redk

How about defunding the NLRB instead of pleading with King Obama?


20 posted on 05/10/2011 11:25:43 AM PDT by Defiant (When Democrats lose voters, they manufacture new voters instead of convincing the existing voters.)
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To: redk

Perhaps, a situation such as this or a similar situation will result in a direct showdown between an heroic governor vs the despised despot 0bama. Let’s see if 0bama would have the “guts” to send in the military and would the military obey his illegitimate command.


21 posted on 05/10/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: MeganC
Your map almost reads like how I’d expect a map to read if we were talking about a new civil war.

Well, take a look at this! It makes things quite clear.

Dixie is the one part of America where individual freedom and liberty are held in high esteem by allowing worker choice with right to work. The Solid South is solidly the region for free enterprise and individual initiative.

Hey New Hampshire: whatever happened to "Live Free or Die"? Why let the union goons have their way?

22 posted on 05/10/2011 11:54:45 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: redk

Boeing should just DO IT
and tell the unions to go to hell


23 posted on 05/10/2011 12:05:17 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: redk

“Present”


24 posted on 05/10/2011 12:17:54 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Oldexpat
Talk about life imitating art...sounds like implementation of Directive 10-289 is going full speed ahead

"Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.

http://radio-weblogs.com/0104693/stories/2002/11/17/directive10289.html

25 posted on 05/10/2011 12:56:35 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: KC Burke
One must not overlook the fact that Wash State is not business friendly in their tax code.
26 posted on 05/10/2011 1:01:44 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I think that the tax code in that State is based upon the fact that it has been percieved as a State where business wants to locate and has had growth in that status. This has allowed them to be confiscatory, grabbing all they can, from business locating there or already doing business there.

They then use that as a general openended funding source for all manner of items government bodies and politicians like to advance. It ins’t just purely socialism tendancies as much as the avarice of governements in general.


27 posted on 05/10/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: redk; All
Hussein HAS "WEIGHED IN", dammit. He WANTS TO DESTROY CAPITALISM!

C'mon, folks, is that NOT CLEAR BY NOW?

Hussein can find time to respond to birthers but is "not clear" on what he thinks about American BUSINESS?

The eager-to-fellatio Hussein MEDIA is also to blame for the "under the radar" status of this story--they're so busy circle jerking themselves over Hussein's implementation of the Bush strategy regarding bin Laden that they've NEGLECTED to report REAL NEWS.

28 posted on 05/10/2011 1:24:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hulka
One must not overlook the fact that Wash State is not business friendly in their tax code.

Of course I side with Boeing 100% in the matter involving South Carolina. That said, they're now getting a taste of what it was like here in Texas back around this date eleven years ago.

It was on May 14, 2000 that this announcement was made: Boeing Moving Headquarters to Chicago. That came as a shock to us in the Dallas area when Boeing chose a site in the pro-union state of Illinois over a right to work state. We were very confident that our town was in the lead to land their corporate headquarters. But, alas, they chose the Chicago Way.

I'm sure that with this latest problem involving the NLRB, they regret having relocated to what I believe was the wrong place. I think a Texas-based Boeing would have been more courageous when it comes to standing up to O'Bambi and his union-enabling thugs and goons.

29 posted on 05/10/2011 1:30:56 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: redk
The NRLB's Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon is seeking an order to keep that production line in Washington state.

I thought Boeing was opening a second production facility in SC, leaving the original one in Washington State where it is. Not that it matters, the NLRB has no dog in this fight.

As an "impartial arbiter", the NLRB has been a rabid union supporter as far back as I can remember.

Regards,
GtG

30 posted on 05/10/2011 1:56:06 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: redk
Has anyone seen this unions vs BOEING story on the 6pm news?
31 posted on 05/10/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

NOPE! Not even the “right leaning fox news”.


32 posted on 05/10/2011 2:33:27 PM PDT by redk
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