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Posted on 08/01/2011 5:32:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
Big Labor: Union organizers reportedly are telling South Carolina Boeing workers they'll halt a National Labor Relations Board action to shut their plant as long as the workers join their union. What contempt for workers!
That's right, the International Association of Machinists (IAM), the very union that's trying to put 1,000 workers out on the unemployment lines in Charleston, S.C., through a complaint filed through the National Labor Relations Board, is now trying to force workers to join their union anyway, says a report last week in the Daily Caller.
This is just the latest way the organization that proclaims itself the great defender of "the middle class" is not only making life bad for Boeing and businesses watching from the sidelines, but making life particularly miserable for workers by trying to impose something on them that they don't want.
South Carolina is a right-to-work state that Boeing chose as an ideal location for its new 787 Dreamliner assembly plant to employ 1,000 workers.
That was too much for Boeing's Washington state-based IAM union, which filed suit with the NLRB, even though it lost no workers. The unions claimed "retaliation" for all the strikes they foisted on Boeing in the past. And the NLRB Obama's handpicked board of union hacks went right along with it.
So in addition to the IAM complaint against Boeing, Boeing's workers have to deal with IAM as the thing that wouldn't leave.
Two years ago, workers of Vought Aircraft Industries, whose plant was bought by Boeing, voted to decertify their IAM union. Why? As in so many such cases the airline industry being one of them workers made more money as nonunion workers than as union ones.
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This takes chutzpah to a whole new level.
You said it.
0bama shake-down goons at work.
the IAM is a SCAB union
Lying Union Thugs. Anyone know why the Unions pushed for the Davis- Bacon Act was to kill jobs for Blacks working on Federal Jobs.
“Union organizers reportedly are telling South Carolina Boeing workers they’ll halt a National Labor Relations Board action to shut their plant as long as the workers join their union”
Is it possible that this “alternative offer” to having the NLRB shut down Boeing’s South Carolina plant is just a manifestation of Obama’s blinking first? With unemployment numbers dropping from awful to abysmal, he sure doesn’t need Boeing to fold this operation (or open a new factory overseas).