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South Carolina governor sued over hostility to unions
Reuters ^ | 1/20/2011

Posted on 01/20/2011 3:11:22 PM PST by redk

(Reuters) - South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the South Carolina AFL-CIO alleges that Haley is violating the federal constitutional and statutory rights to free speech, free association and due process.

South Carolina is one of 22 "Right to Work" states and Haley said she will ensure that South Carolina workers are not compelled to join a union.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: haley; lawsuit; nikkihaley; sc; unions
Only been in office a week and the AFL-CIO is suing her already, I like it.
1 posted on 01/20/2011 3:11:24 PM PST by redk
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

Ping.


2 posted on 01/20/2011 3:14:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: redk

F**K the Unions. They have long out lived themselves now they are just a bunch of money grubbing self servers, kind of like most politicians.


3 posted on 01/20/2011 3:16:37 PM PST by mongo141
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To: redk

Stick another finger in the AFL-CIO’s eye!!!


4 posted on 01/20/2011 3:17:36 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: redk
(Reuters) - South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional.


AHEM...



5 posted on 01/20/2011 3:20:47 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: redk
The plant in South Carolina is expected to create thousands of new jobs, and machinists in South Carolina voted against representation by the union.

Unions have gone from fighting for the rights of workers to bullying them.

6 posted on 01/20/2011 3:21:35 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: redk

If the courts rule against her, man, are we in trouble.


7 posted on 01/20/2011 3:29:31 PM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and WASTED my vote.)
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To: redk

If the SEIU sues her I’ll have to send her a check.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 3:33:20 PM PST by MeganC (If stupidity HURT we'd have a better country!)
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To: redk
Interesting state. The guv can jet off to South America for a little nookie, but if a guv wants to enforce an existing right to work law, well wait just one goll dang minute, that's a problem!
9 posted on 01/20/2011 3:33:35 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: redk

Proper response? “F**k yourselves”

Judge ought to toss this out as frivolous and meritless.


10 posted on 01/20/2011 3:33:46 PM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: redk

Suing her for... what exactly?

Her opinion?


11 posted on 01/20/2011 3:35:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: redk

That’s one of the dumbest lawsuits I ever heard of.


12 posted on 01/20/2011 3:44:55 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Terry Mross
It's the antithesis of a reverse civil rights suit.
13 posted on 01/20/2011 3:50:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: redk

She should respond by asking how forcing someone to join a union is free speech or free association.


14 posted on 01/20/2011 3:52:51 PM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: upchuck

ping


15 posted on 01/20/2011 4:00:56 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: redk

This is the kind of frivolous cr*p they were doing to Sarah in Alaska. One frivolous lawsuit after another.


16 posted on 01/20/2011 4:08:49 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: redk

“...and for our next trick, we’ll pull a new constitutional provision out of our....

(We learned this one from William O. Douglas)”


17 posted on 01/20/2011 4:09:25 PM PST by Hunton Peck (I am required to warn you that this metaphor is registered as a deadly weapon in 32 states.)
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To: redk
saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional

I'm sure in a living document they can find some place to wedge that one in, the morons.

18 posted on 01/20/2011 4:09:38 PM PST by tbpiper
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To: Ingtar

Exactly!!!!


19 posted on 01/20/2011 4:11:31 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: redk

Gov. Haley is a smart lady...She knows Unions kill buisness growth....Also that Boeing will leave SC just like it did Washington State if it gets Unionized....


20 posted on 01/20/2011 4:12:31 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: redk

Missouri is looking at legislation to allow right to work. unions are already screaming.


21 posted on 01/20/2011 4:16:54 PM PST by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MsLady

Does this mean I can sue my congresscritter for calling me a Nazi?


22 posted on 01/20/2011 4:17:13 PM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Ingtar

Sounds like a great idea to me!!!!


23 posted on 01/20/2011 4:18:41 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Personally I’d like to see unions doing more of this kind of stuff. They need more attention given to them so people will learn their true colors. Kinda like the liberals have been doing the past two years. Bring it on!


24 posted on 01/20/2011 4:26:55 PM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: redk

Lawyers and unions: Scourge of America.


25 posted on 01/20/2011 4:37:42 PM PST by Longdriver
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To: redk

It’s mind boggling. They are suing her so she will not say negative things about unionization, claiming that her free speech infringes on their right to free speech.

What are they teaching in law schools? Obviously not elementary logic.


26 posted on 01/20/2011 4:44:50 PM PST by neocon1984
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To: Longdriver

Nikki is trying to show how right-to-work brings business gushing in.

She will win this, and the state will advance.


27 posted on 01/20/2011 4:48:06 PM PST by txhurl
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To: redk

Knuckledragging union thugs are really a bunch of morons. Just because their Commie’RAT massas can get away with calling everything “unconstitional”, it does not mean that they can.


28 posted on 01/20/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (They're not going to shut me up! - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: SandRat

I like her her already.


29 posted on 01/20/2011 4:52:01 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: redk
They are just doing this because she is of Indian decent.

The Unions are organized Bigots, just like the KKK.

Can't wait for Olberdork, Chrissy the Prissy and Sergeant Schultz to get right on top of this hatred and vitriolic attack on the Governor because of her Race.

30 posted on 01/20/2011 4:53:59 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: Kickass Conservative
DESCENT, geez...
31 posted on 01/20/2011 4:54:45 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They bring a Bible to a Memorial, we bring a T Shirt - Long Legged Mac Daddy)
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To: redk

Are these f’ing union goons smoking crack? Where in the Sam Hill does the Constitution say anything about the ‘’right of the people to form unions will not be infringed’’? This is what a public school education will do to the simple minded. The US Constitution, your guide to tax-payer funded everything.


32 posted on 01/20/2011 5:34:11 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: redk
feh...
33 posted on 01/20/2011 5:42:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: redk
I hope the AFL-CIO union members are happy that their "leaders" are flushing their union dues down the toilet for idiotic, crappy, not-a-snowball's-chance-in-hell lawsuits like this.

On the plus side, I suppose it means less money for them to spend on the next election.

34 posted on 01/20/2011 5:47:56 PM PST by vrwc1
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To: Jet Jaguar; DollyCali; Force of Truth; MontaniSemperLiberi; nakutny; SC Swamp Fox; visualops; ...
Nikki Haley Ping


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35 posted on 01/20/2011 6:59:29 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: mongo141

Have you driven a Toyota, lately?


36 posted on 01/21/2011 2:06:00 AM PST by 57Chevy (Freedom is not Free!)
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To: redk


Only been in office a week and the AFL-CIO is suing her already, I like it.

Liberals/Socialists/Democrats can’t handle a Republican/Conserative
possessed of even a bit of melanin.
I can’t forget the vile profane abuse launced at an Asian guy that
participated at our peaceful protests during the 2000 Bush-Gore
election imbroglio at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles.

The general comment from impassioned liberals to the fellow was
“What the F-— are you doing with these people???”
(As in someone that wasn’t lilly-white necessarily must be lined up
in lock-step with the Democrats).

Wish I had a video-cam to record some of the vile crap hurled at
that guy.


37 posted on 01/21/2011 2:40:51 AM PST by VOA
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To: jakerobins

I read a few years ago that union machinists for Boeing earned something like $150k per year plus benefits and OT. Their union more than anything else drove the manufacturing wing of Boeing out of Washington State.


38 posted on 01/21/2011 3:50:40 AM PST by saneright
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To: redk

I thought that a right to free association implied a right not to associate. The union goons are suing her because they cannot compel people to join their unions in SC, said compulsion being forced association, not free association.


39 posted on 01/21/2011 4:11:44 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: 57Chevy

Nope!


40 posted on 01/21/2011 8:02:57 AM PST by mongo141
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To: redk

Gawd I love that woman.


41 posted on 01/29/2011 11:49:02 AM PST by Force of Truth (You don't have to be smart or be good even. If you want my vote, you just have to be CHEAP.)
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