Boeing has helped anchor western Washington state's economy for decades, but that relationship began to fray about 15 years ago. In 2001, the company moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.
Gee, why'd they go and do a thing like that?
Stupid media. Another day, another insult to my intelligence.
posted on 11/14/2013 3:58:28 PM PST
by Steely Tom
(If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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.
posted on 11/14/2013 4:57:38 PM PST
(Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
To: Steely Tom
Actually, it was stupid to move to Chicago, one of the worst taxed states and cities in the USA. They were considering Dallas,but I have a brother-in-law who worked at Boeing, and he said the CEOâs wife was into Arts and insisted they go to Chicago instead of Dallas. (don’t know how much of that is true). Boeing’s excuse was they wanted to be in the middle of the country between the East and West Coasts.
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