Are All Freedom Loving Laborers


In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.

That sick feeling in the pit of your stomach?

That’s the “Obama Effect”. He wants us all to take a purple pill.

The one that makes you smaller.

UPDATE: Filed under: You get ’em girl and Union Wants a “Do Over”. Delicious.

…Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who is being sued separately by the IAMAW for vowing to keep unions out of the Boeing plant, called the labor organization “meddlesome” and “self-serving.”

“This bullying will not be tolerated in South Carolina,” Haley said in prepared remarks.

The IAMAW said that before Boeing announced its North Charleston plant, it offered the company an “unprecedented 11-year agreement” that would have given the company the “labor peace” it claimed it needed.

Since then, it said, Boeing “hasn’t been willing to have any serious conversations about its future in Puget Sound.”

“I’m ready to have that conversation,” said Tom Wroblewski, president of union’s District Lodge 751 in Seattle. “We need to sit down and talk about our shared future, and what both sides need to be successful long-term. That kind of conversation is what’s in the best interest of our company, our members and our communities.”


6 Responses to “Are All Freedom Loving Laborers”

  1. JeffS says:

    Atlas Shrugged is coming to the real world.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    To quote from the Daily Caller morning email:

    …”In its complaint, the labor board said that Boeing’s decision to transfer a second production line for its new 787 Dreamliner passenger plane to South Carolina was motivated by an unlawful desire to retaliate against union workers for their past strikes in Washington and to discourage future strikes,” reports the New York Times. As evidence, the NLRB pointed to internal Boeing communications in which company executives discussed their desire to build planes, and also, the frequency with which their Washington plane builders refused to do that. “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,” a Boeing rep told the Times. To which the NLRB responded, “We…recognize the rights of employers to make business decisions based on their economic interests, but they must do so within the law.”

    The brilliance of the circuitous logic in that statement is SO blinding I don’t understand a lick of it.

  3. major dad says:

    Screw the NLRB. I’m sure the folks in South Carolina would love to have Boeing set up shop and besides S.C.’s governor is better looking than Washington’s.

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    Boeing is way behind producing its new airliner and is losing customers to Airbus by the bushel. Yet here’s Obama trying to force the company to deal with the very people who are killing it. Rand, meet Orwell. Orwell, Rand.

  5. Skyler says:

    Remember that the NLRB is a federal administrative agency that can make rules and have adjudicatory authority, but they are not Article III courts and have no power to coerce a party to act. If Boeing wants to ignore the NLRB, they usually can. They would need to be taken to an Article III court to have the NLRB’s judgment enforced.

    If Boeing is concerned that the rules are being improperly applied, they have every right to go that route.

  6. major dad says:

    Skyler, you sound down right lawyerly.

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