Skip to comments.Obama touts S.C. Boeing plant that NLRB sued
Posted on 02/17/2012 2:44:40 PM PST by MissesBush
President Obama rallied with union workers at a Boeing plant in Washington, but he praised the manufacturing conducted by Boeing in South Carolina, even though his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tried to close the South Carolina plant at the behest of the Washington union workers.
"So this company is a great example of what American manufacturing can do in a way that nobody else in the world can do it," Obama told the assembled workers this afternoon at the Everett, Wash., Boeing plant. "And the impact of your success, as I said, goes beyond the walls of this plant. Every Dreamliner that rolls off the assembly line here in Everett supports thousands of jobs in different industries all across the country. Parts of the fuselage are manufactured in South Carolina and Kansas," Obama also noted before mentioning factories in other states.
The NLRB tried to close that South Carolina plant, though, after union workers in Washington argued that Boeing had built the new factory in South Carolina -- which is a right to work state -- in retaliation against the Machinist Union strikes that had slowed production in Washington state. The NLRB dropped the complaint in December after Boeing signed a new contract with the machinists
The Washington Examiner's Philip Klein argued that the NLRB "helped unions shake down Boeing" by pushing the complaint, which would have cost over 1,000 non-union jobs in South Carolina, until the union received the new contract.
"What's happening here in Everett can happen in other industries," Obama added today during his discussion of American manufacturing.
I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning..
If the Ratly NLRB ever buried the hatchet with Boeing, I never heard about it.
Just feeding the union thugs a load of crap. They’re the ones who complained in the first place because they didn’t want to lose the 787 line to non-union SC.
Obama in particular and this administration in general are totally shameless.
He wants to have it both ways. And, no, I’m not talking about his sexual life.
Only a child should be making comments like the one you furnished. Grow up or get back to your homework!
Where’s that picture of the bunny with the pancake on his head? WTF are you on about?
Boeing announced a new 737 production line in Seattle and the NLRB "unexpectedly" dropped its opposition to the Charleston plant.
Sounds like a computer-generated remark. Check the join date.