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Reid slams GOP ‘interference’ in Boeing labor clash
The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2011 | Tim Devaney

Posted on 05/11/2011 1:59:51 PM PDT by jazusamo

The Senate’s top Democrat on Wednesday harshly condemned what he said were “inappropriate” attempts by Republican lawmakers to intervene in a controversial labor dispute now before the National Labor Relations Board.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said the GOP moves were an attempt to “poison the decision-making process” in the increasingly bitter dispute over plans by aerospace giant Boeing Co. to open a major new, nonunion manufacturing plant for its premier 787 Dreamliner fleet in South Carolina.

The NLRB, in a move that has outraged leading business groups and South Carolina officials, has issued a complaint about the move, charging the new plant was an illegal effort to punish Boeing’s unionized workers for a series of past strikes.

Mr. Reid said he was not judging the merits of the dispute, but he said the political pressure on the independent NLRB went beyond the pale.

“This kind of interference is inappropriate,” Mr. Reid said in a statement. “It is disgraceful and dangerous. We wouldn’t allow threats to prosecutors or U.S. Attorneys, trying to stop them from moving forward with charges they see fit to bring to the courts. And we shouldn’t stand for this. It may not be illegal, but it’s no better than the retaliation and intimidation that is the fundamental question in this case. It should stop.”

Boeing now has a plant in Puget Sound, Wash., that manufactures seven airplanes a month. The company is spending $2 billion on a new plant in North Charleston, S.C., to manufacture three more per month. The company says it will not cut jobs or production in Washington state; in fact, it has added more than 2,000 positions since it announced plans to build the new facility in 2009.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 787; boeing; dreamliner; nlrb; reid; righttowork; unions
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Dingy Harry has joined Obama in supporting the union thug controlled NLRB and paying back union thug leaders for helping elect them.
1 posted on 05/11/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The NLRB is the one interfering in the market. The GOP is objecting to that interference.


2 posted on 05/11/2011 2:02:04 PM PDT by arista
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To: jazusamo

Harry is brilliant at accusing the Republicans of what the Democrats are continually trying to do.


3 posted on 05/11/2011 2:02:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: jazusamo

The reality is that it is all political now. If the Republicans don’t adjust to that fact, they (meaning the conservatives) will continually lose ground.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 2:03:21 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
That's it! Harry Reid is ‘The King Of Projection.’ He's also annoying as hell.
5 posted on 05/11/2011 2:05:30 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: jazusamo

I think the Dems made a big mistake on this one. Look, after disappearing during the Wisconsin dust-up, Obama felt he needed to throw a bone to his labor base. So we get this weird NLRB ruling, a month before the SC plant is supposed to open. The Obama makes the excuse that he doesn’t control the NLRB..it’s “independent.” I suspect they expected to quietly have it withdrawn in a few months...but instead, business may finally be waking up to the danger that Obama poses. Alon with the proposal to require disclosure of political donations by all who bid on government contracts, they’ve really stepped in it. I will really hurt their fundraising..and the blowback will be mammoth.


6 posted on 05/11/2011 2:06:16 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yes, and two of the new NLRB members are former union attorneys that were recess appointed by Obama.


7 posted on 05/11/2011 2:06:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

commies are in charge of the usa. pitiful


8 posted on 05/11/2011 2:06:44 PM PDT by turdhopper
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To: arista

Correct. The government, no matter which branch, has no right to tell a company were it can locate.


9 posted on 05/11/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by RC2
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To: jazusamo

When did the federal government start having the power to tell a private company, engaged in legal commerce, where it could, or could not, locate? This is outrageous.


10 posted on 05/11/2011 2:07:13 PM PDT by Signalman
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 05/11/2011 2:07:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

poison the decision-making process

He means poison HIS decision-making process like the kinds of decisions the creep along with Pelosi cramed down the American publics throats. This man has got to go. My stomach turns just thinking about the little weasel. Yes, union payback is what it’s all about. In 2012 and beyond we must never let these little egomaniac, egotistical, know it all, done nothings EVER get a fist hold in our government again.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 2:07:20 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Quote: “Harry is brilliant at accusing the Republicans of what the Democrats are continually trying to do.”

He has really gotten lazy as this has become wrote. I mean, come on Harry, you have to be more creative than this.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 2:07:50 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: ken5050

I believe you’re correct about their fundraising and blowback. I also believe Boeing will take this as far as they have in the courts to win, including SCOTUS.


14 posted on 05/11/2011 2:09:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: JPG
Reid is an old worn out shell . When he is shown on tv his stench comes through the screen . Why anyone shows this babbling cadaver any respect is beyond me . Instead of ass-kissing he and his ilk , we should be stiff arming .
15 posted on 05/11/2011 2:10:02 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: jazusamo

And who, exactly, started the interference? Union thugs and Obama.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 2:10:27 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: jazusamo

FU harry.

LLS


17 posted on 05/11/2011 2:11:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: jazusamo

Just how much authority does the NLRB have, does anyone know?


18 posted on 05/11/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: Signalman

Yes, it is outrageous and this has never taken place until Obama got into the WH, as far as I know.


19 posted on 05/11/2011 2:12:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Dingy Harry has joined Obama in supporting the union thug controlled NLRB and paying back union thug leaders for helping elect them.

Been trying to get across that the entire Democratic Party are communists and their only purpose is to destroy the capitalistic system which will destroy America.

20 posted on 05/11/2011 2:16:57 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: DallasDeb
The federal courts are going to have to decide this but it is unprecedented for the NLRB to step in with a complaint like this. Especially to dictate a business has to abandon a plant designed and built over a 1 1/2 period.
21 posted on 05/11/2011 2:17:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: DallasDeb
Just how much authority does the NLRB have, does anyone know?

As much as Obama and the Republican "leadership" want to give it.

22 posted on 05/11/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jazusamo

It won’t get to the courts..the H is now looking for a way to get out of this mess...remember, the NLRB guy got a recess appt, and the GOP stopped him in the Senate


23 posted on 05/11/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: jazusamo

It won’t get to the courts..the WH is now looking for a way to get out of this mess...remember, the NLRB guy got a recess appt, and the GOP stopped him in the Senate


24 posted on 05/11/2011 2:18:15 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: jazusamo

It won’t get to the courts..the WH is now looking for a way to get out of this mess...remember, the NLRB guy got a recess appt, and the GOP stopped him in the Senate


25 posted on 05/11/2011 2:18:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: jazusamo

Why should the federal courts have any decision making in whether or not a company builds a plant in a state?


26 posted on 05/11/2011 2:20:20 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: jazusamo

So what does Reid call it now that he is sticking his nose into it.


27 posted on 05/11/2011 2:25:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: fantom
Why anyone shows this babbling cadaver any respect is beyond me

Babbling cadaver. Now that's good. I got a chuckle out of that.
28 posted on 05/11/2011 2:26:20 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: jazusamo

Harry needs a few more of these!

29 posted on 05/11/2011 2:28:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jazusamo

Actually, I don’t know all the stuff going on behind the scenes, but I get the feeling that Boeing has lost out to Airbus a couple of times because southern politicians have gotten sick of all the business going to Seattle, and the French have offered to do some of the manunfacturing down there.

If Boeing plants a foot in South Carolina, that will not only get them a non-union labor force, but it will please a lot of the politicians in that part of the country. Boeing needs to get their act together, or they will go the way of General Motors, and I don’t know who will take their place. Lockheed can’t do it all.


30 posted on 05/11/2011 2:29:45 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: DallasDeb; ken5050

This case is scheduled to be heard in June in Seattle by a NLRB law judge. It’s my understanding if s/he finds against Boeing it will be appealed in the federal courts.


31 posted on 05/11/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

How dare elected representatives of the people interfere with the dictates of unelected bureaucrats! It’s in-American, I tell you!


32 posted on 05/11/2011 2:32:27 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: kcvl

That looks like it BELONGS there, LOL.


33 posted on 05/11/2011 2:32:45 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Cicero

After Boeing bought the Vought aircraft plant in SC they had a vote by the workers and they voted the union out.


34 posted on 05/11/2011 2:34:12 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I recall when Dingy was the Majority Whip, watching him on C-Span as he was speaking on the Senate floor and thinking, “Surely the dims have better sense than to let this clown become Majority Leader when Daschle gets defeated.” Boy, was I ever wrong.


35 posted on 05/11/2011 2:48:33 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: jazusamo

Here’s my youtube on how Reid took money from Pimp Joe Conforte:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWkS8tPZFRg


36 posted on 05/11/2011 2:48:58 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: jazusamo

If a store is charging higher prices, I am not “punishing” that store by seeking out lower prices for additional purchases - especially if I am STILL SHOPPING THE SAME AMOUNT (actually more) AT THE HIGH PRICED STORE!


37 posted on 05/11/2011 2:52:06 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: jazusamo

You are correct..that’s the designated path..but I suspect that Obama would like a way out before the hearing..


38 posted on 05/11/2011 2:55:59 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: jazusamo


What do you expect for a mobbed-up ignoramus who grew up in a cathouse?
39 posted on 05/11/2011 2:56:16 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: jazusamo

It’s always instructive to see the Marxist Reid sticking up for an unelected fascist bureaucracy. All federal agencies not involved in national security need to be ripped out by the roots and burned, and some of these agency poobahs need to be indicted for sedition.


40 posted on 05/11/2011 2:57:19 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: DallasDeb
Why should the federal courts have any decision making in whether or not a company builds a plant in a state?

Sorry, I didn't answer your question, I only said what I believed will happen. The courts nor the NLRB should have a say in where a company builds a plant!

41 posted on 05/11/2011 2:58:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: ken5050
I suspect that Obama would like a way out before the hearing..

Absolutely agree, this could hurt him in many ways and I think he knows it.

42 posted on 05/11/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
We wouldn’t allow threats to prosecutors or U.S. Attorneys, trying to stop them from moving forward with charges they see fit to bring to the courts.

O RLY?

Where was Reid again when/on duly-appointed Special Prosecutor Kenneth Star being threatened to stop him from moving forward with charges as he saw fit?
43 posted on 05/11/2011 3:03:17 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: sergeantdave

You’re correct, there’s quite a number of unelected turkeys that need indicting.


44 posted on 05/11/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Dear NLRB board members,
Please do not waste a stamp or expensive letterhead paper on anymore correspondence on this matter

Any future inquiries will be stamped “return to sender” as we plan to ignore your outrageous unfair political meddling Have a nice day! The entire Boeing board

45 posted on 05/11/2011 3:14:04 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: jazusamo

Quite honestly, even if Boeing came right out and said that they want to build in a Right-to-Work State to get away from the Unions, that should be the business of Boeing and the Union should have no legal fall-back. Legally, the Unions have the RIGHT to Strike but they do NOT have the right to not pay the price for being undependable, greedy and lazy. If this succeeds, then the implication is that the Boeing doesn’t own Boeing, the Union owns Boeing. That is a dangerous precedent. No one would choose to set up business in a nation that can step in and take over. If Obama gets his way, there is no difference between the USA and Russia.


46 posted on 05/11/2011 3:49:23 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter

I couldn’t agree more. To me it doesn’t matter what the reason is for a company wanting to set up their company or parts of it in a right-to-work state. Whether they state it or not everyone knows it’s because of unions, screw the NLRB.


47 posted on 05/11/2011 3:57:37 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Perhaps the ultimate irony in all of the Union bullying going on all over the map in this nation right now is that the Unions are helping in their own demise by over-playing their hand. More and more people are becoming aware of the bullying on the part of unions, the more people are waking up to exactly what the Unions have become about. The swarms in Madison, Wisconsin, only angered the public. Now the Unions are trying to bully Boeing. Two years ago, we had no idea just how ominous the union power was becoming - now the public is getting a wake-up call.


48 posted on 05/11/2011 4:12:13 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter
HARRY as usual has his mouth going, before his brain kicks in, he is still back in the age of goggles, and silk Scarfs. It is not his place to tell Boeing anything. He should be glad for all of the taxes Boeing has paid over the years. Why doesn't Harry address something of importance such as the price of Gasoline. Price of Groceries. Harry Shut up/
49 posted on 05/11/2011 4:21:29 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Never pass up an opportunity to " Shut Up")
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To: kcvl

He looks like a bitter old homosexual.


50 posted on 05/11/2011 4:39:22 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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