Skip to comments.NLRB files complaint against Boeing for second 787 line placement [political commissars at work]
Posted on 04/21/2011 1:43:16 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says it will seek an order to require Boeing to place the second 787 production line in Washington state, in response to charges filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) 17 months after Boeing selected North Charleston, South Carolina to host the site.
Acting general counsel Lafe Solomon says the NLRB "found reasonable cause to believe that Boeing had violated two sections of the National Labor Relations Act because its statements were coercive to employees and its actions were motivated by a desire to retaliate for past strikes and chill future strike activity."
The membership of the IAM voted in September 2008 to strike for 57-days, halting the company's commercial production operations in the Pacific Northwest.
Boeing later decided in October 2009 to place a second 787 final assembly line in North Charleston. Cited in the complaint are comments made by top Boeing executives, including CEO Jim McNerney, current Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh and former Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson about the role of labor stability in the decision to locate the second line in South Carolina, a right-to-work state that does not mandate union membership as a condition of employment.
The company says it will "vigorously contest" the complaint and the company's General Counsel, J. Michael Luttig says: "This claim is legally frivolous and represents a radical departure from both NLRB and Supreme Court precedent. Boeing has every right under both federal law and its collective bargaining agreement to build additional U.S. production capacity outside of the Puget Sound region."
The NLRB says, "The complaint does not seek closure of the South Carolina facility, nor does it prohibit Boeing from assembling planes there."
The South Carolina facility will support Boeing's plan to ramp 787 production by contributing three of the ten planned monthly aircraft by the end of 2013.
Boeing anticipates loading the first Charleston-built 787, an aircraft for United Airlines, in July.
Boeing already has been moving out of WA. In CT a court ruled that UTC could not move a Pratt plant out of state.
So Obama now claims the right to tell private firms where they can set up shop?
And can he tell us where to live?
Atlas Shrugged is a documentary.
Thugocracy of looters. This is beyond insane...
This is not moving out of Wash. It is a new plant for increased capacity.
Boeing is going to need to contribute a lot to Dear Leader’s reelection campaign to get the enforcers called off.
Another commissar is enforcing an executive order than mandates disclosure of all political contributions of anyone bidding to receive a federal contract.
You have to tell Obama who and how much you contributed just to make a bid.
What a joke. To file this 17 months after the announcement and after the employees are hired for the new plant.
Of course Obummer’s NLRB will rule against Boeing.......
We are living in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
In the name of the general welfare, read Wesley Mouch, to protect the peoples security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that
Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.
Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under pentalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.
Point Three. All patents and copyrights, pertaining to any devices, inventions, formulas, processes and works of any nature whatsoever, shall be turned over to the nation as a patriotic emergency gift by means of Gift Certificates to be signed voluntarily by the owners of all such patents and copyrights. The Unification Board shall then license the use of such patents and copyrights to all applicants, equally and without discrimination, for the purpose of eliminating monopolistic practices, discarding obsolete products and making the best available to the whole nation. No trademarks, brand names or copyrighted titles shall be used. Every formerly patented product shall be known by a new name and sold by all manufacturers under the same name, such name to be selected by the Unification Board. All private trademarks and brand names are hereby abolished.
Point Four. No new devices, inventions, products, or goods of any nature whatsoever, not now on the market, shall be produced, invented, manufacturerd or sold afer the date of this directive. The Office of Patents and Copyrights is hereby suspended.
Point Five. Every establishment, concern, corporation or person engaged in production of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth produce the same amount of goods per year as it, they or he produced during the Basic Year, no more and no less. The year to be known as the Basic or Yardstick Year is to be the year ending on the date of this directive. Over or under production shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Barod.
Point Six. Every person of any age, sex, class or income, shall henceforth spend the same amount of money on the purchase of goods per year as he or she spent during the Basic Year, no more and no less. Over or under purchasing shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.
Point Seven. All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive.
Point Eight. All cases arising from and rules not specifically provided for in this directive, shall be settled and determined by the Unification Board, whose decisionswill be final.
Screw the ChiComs. they should build in CHILE, a country with the rule of law!
After the Democrat-controlled NLRB rules (as it will always do) in favor of the Union, I hope Boeing moves ALL their manufacturing to Canada or Mexico.....let the Unions find jobs after they “win”.
These guys are just flying off the screen of a current movie, aren’t they?
The latest appointee, who gives Barak Hussein a socialist majority on the board, Craig Becker has served as Associate General Counsel to both the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
This guy, of course, could never be confirmed by the Senate.
So, the Kenyan made a recess appointment.
Becker intimidates the board with the full force and backing of the Obama tyrany.
Yikes! That choice of tie alone should disqualify him from any decision making position.
The tie looks so gay to me.... Or perhaps the guy too.
Even without the tie, he looks like a typical Male Liberal boob... probably gay, potential child molester.