Skip to comments.64% Say Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina
Posted on 09/17/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by george76
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeings plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree.
The House is expected to approve a bill barring the NLRB from getting involved with Boeings operation of a $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina a right-to-work state -- instead of Washington State. In April, the labor board filed a complaint against Boeing for opening the plant
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Freedom is being taken away from us. About time people woke up.
question: I didn’t read much about the House debate on the bill to curtail the NLRB....but did Clyburn speak?...what did he say, if anything coherent?
1 in 5 people polled are idiots - great...
Tells me we have about 17% of the country who simply want a soviet style politburo government.
Who are the stupid 36% who think otherwise?
Surely you jest.
ONLY 64%. This is mind blowing. 36% think the government can decide where a private company can locate its manufacturing facilities?
Ask the 21% if they would rather the plant be opened in China, cause that’s the other choice.
64% of those polled must be “son of a bitches” that need taken out.
Government of Oboma
and for Obama's cronies....
Of note, NLRB probably has no authority to rule on the matter ~ at least not without first abolishing the United States Constitution. There are folks in South Carolina who'd probably like that idea.
I wrote earlier today on another thread that after 2012, or possibly 2014, when we have a filibuster-proof Senate)when we have a GOP president, and control of Congress..we shoudl just bite the bullet and repeal the Voting Rights Act. The CBC and the left will scream..but they scream at anything we do..IT’s only because of the VRA and these artificail minority-majority districts that we have 38 or so idiots in the House..
What worries me with as busy as we are on the 737 line, going to 35 a month in Nov, and 38 in 2014, that IAM 751 is going to use that pressure on Boeing in 2012 when their contract expires. After 25 years I have learned that the Union DOESN'T CARE if the company is doing good, and that a long strike can bring that to a screeching halt. They only care about the Union and how many paying members they have.
Did he defend the NLRB’s position? I wonder how many of those 1000 jobs at Boeing, and the thousands more held by subcontractors and other firms that support Boeing in SC, held by blacks. SC GOP should be pressuring Clyburn at every step..tie him to Obama..and not give him a pass...also, in a state that has the highest % of former military in the country..surely they can find another Alan West type...run him against Clyburn..he may not win..but it’s time to but him on the hot seat...they can give him a staff and plenty of financing..
That same percentage that thinks Soetoro is doing a good job. They show up in every poll.
NLRB exists only to protect unions. We should not have a governmental agency representing one group of people to the detriment of others.
It is clear that Obama and his army think that South Carolina is only fit for growing chickens and driving pick up trucks. It is a message to the workers of South Carolina from the condescending twits at the whitehouse that unions select just who gets the work. South Carolina is unimportant to the agenda driven progressives. South Carolina people of every race and religion should stand up and tell the whitehouse just what they think of them. Start
with web sites , newspapers, billboards and whatever works.
Clearly 17% of America has no idea why companies off-shore jobs. To suggest that some government bureaucracy has the power to tell a company where in America it can operate indicates a flawed or non-existent concept of freedom.
17% is about one’s downside risk in Russian roulette, coincidentally.
As a union member, I can tell you you've hit the nail on the head. The rank and file have no real voice and leadership is chosen the same way the Soviet politburo was "elected".
I have learned over the years to discount ANY poll that doesn’t reveal the demographics involved and the questions asked. Pollsters can frame any topic to any desired point of view.
21% statists/totalitarians. Nice. Well, at least we know who the enemies are, and fortunately we still outnumber them.
There’s something wrong with American people when 46% think a corporation shouldn’t be allowed to move its operations to whatever State it wants to. The Marxists have done a splendid job of indoctrination.
Sorry, I read that as 54%..... should be 36%. The fact still remains. It should be 100% in favor of Boeing.
muir_redwoods: “17% is about ones downside risk in Russian roulette, coincidentally.”
That’s an interesting point, and it accurately reflects what would happen if that 17% actually had their way—America would be dead.
I think you meant either 21% or 17%.
Stop the commies now.
I do not think you will get much support from SC Congressman Clyburn who was lobbying the state legislature and governor when they were trying to attract Boeing to SC that Boeing be required to hire for the line sufficient percentages that represent the racial diversity of the area.If that were the case I would have to look under the hood of any Boeing plane I was about to board to assure it was not an affirmative action assembly.
It's a ratchet! Two paces towards authoritarianism, then the GOP get into power and (maybe) take one step back. And so, we slowly 'progress' towards the left. The GOP - just as power addicted as The Left.
* How closely have followed recent news reports about Boeing and the National Labor Relations Board?
2* Boeing currently operates a plant in Washington state with union workers. The Company wants keep that plant open and open a new plant in South Carolina with non union workers. Should Boeing be able to open a plant in South Carolina with non union workers?
3* The NLRB says Boeing decision to open a new plant in South Carolina with non union workers is an act of retaliation against the union. Should the NLRB be allowed to prevent Boeing from opening a plant in South Carolina?
4* Would you like to belong to a labor union where you work? (Only answered by 499 employed adults)
5* Are you a union member primarily because you support the union or because you are required to join the union where you work? (Only answered by 81 adults who are in a union)
6* If workers do not have labor union at their company, how difficult is it for workers to form a union?
7* Have Labor unions outlasted their usefulness?
Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.
The 21 are the standard leftist fascists who want govt to control everything. The 15 percent not sure are those who are profoundly ignorant or just afraid to commit to any opinion.
Thats pretty sad that its only 64%. For arguments sake, lets say that 10% of the people surveyed were obama supporters and union a**holes. The survey should have been 90% against NLRB and 10% for the union a**holes. Sad indeed.
When I read the headline, I thought it said 54% say Boeing should be allowed (my eyes are swollen due to allergies)....hence, my reply about 46% believing a corporation shouldn’t be allowed to operate in whatever State they want to. IMO, as Americans, 100% should believe a corporation can move to whatever State it wants.
Another member of the South Carolina delegation, Tim Scott, authored the bill. It's one sentence long (the executive summary is four sentences). It passed with a margin of 25 (map courtesy of NYT see where the scum is).
Last December, Mr. Scott declined an invitation to join the CBC.
I saw your post on the Voting Rights Act and I agree with you.
It's like a monopoly..the VRA perpetuates it...and it is time to bust it wide open..
“1 in 5 people polled are idiots - great... “
Scarier is the fact that they vote and procreate — not necessarily in that order.
“Go out to the shop and ask the same question to them and you will flip the poll result.”
Does that mean that they’d rather have no job, than have a good job in SC?
Oh; I was just asking. Didn’t know. DH worked for Boeing for 25+ years, but wasn’t union. (I’ll never “get” the union mentality.)
21% of Americans don’t believe in freedom. Sad.
I agree with the 64%.