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To: Steely Tom
I was there at the time that it happened. Boeing was part of the landscape of WA and the Democrats (Governor Locke) and the unions knew they could always turn on the tap and get the honey out of Boeing. It took a lot of abuse over a long time before this company moved it's headquarters to Chicago. Throw in the debacle with the South Carolina Plant with the dept of Labor using it's power strictly for the benefit of the unions. You knew it was a matter time when these union idiots would kill off any hope of retaining Boeing in WA state.

15 years ago +/- I watched a union member in Spokane bemoaning the fact that Alcoa was closing it's Spokane plant. He was telling the reported he had worked there for 18 years and the had gone on strike 3 times and now the plant was leaving. He would not understand the idiocy of his comments.

These Machinist have really solidified their pension and health care clear to the point they and future generations is WA will have nothing!

Oh wait, they will have Obama to take care of them.

25 posted on 11/14/2013 4:57:38 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: dirtymac
15 years ago +/- I watched a union member in Spokane bemoaning the fact that Alcoa was closing it's Spokane plant. He was telling the reported he had worked there for 18 years and the had gone on strike 3 times and now the plant was leaving. He would not understand the idiocy of his comments.

It almost sounds like he thought his time on the picket line was some kind of investment in his future job security.

Come to think of it, he may actually have been told that by his union leadership, and been stupid enough to believe it.

29 posted on 11/14/2013 5:00:59 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: dirtymac
just to clarify...Alcoa had one plant in Spokane decades ago, but Kaiser took over after WW2....there were two plants in the area....

the unions dolts?..yep...I blame them but I also blame Charles Hurowitz who sold every asset and bankrupted the company, resulting in a large number of people...salaried and union.. my husband included...in losing their pensions and their medical benefits at retirement...which meant that you could have put in 27 yrs there like my husband and come out of it with a pitiful Pension board pension and no medical, but with the right to buy cobra for $1000 a month..

51 posted on 11/14/2013 8:49:51 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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