Unbelievable… Obama NLRB Tells Boeing to Build Plant in Washington Not South Carolina

It’s an Obama world… The socialists are in charge now.
The Obama National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that the company must build a plant in Washington state not South Carolina. South Carolina is a right to work state.

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner factory is under construction in coastal South Carolina.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Can federal bureaucrats tell a private company where to build a factory?

Members of President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board think they can. In a decision that even the New York Times is describing as “highly unusual for the federal government,” Lafe Solomon, who was appointed to the board by Obama, filed a complaint on behalf of the NLRB on Wednesday seeking to force the Boeing Co. to build an assembly line in Washington state instead of South Carolina. The NLRB action stems from Boeing’s October 2009 decision to build a new factory for its new 787 Dreamliner airplane near Charleston, S.C. Boeing first sought to build the new plant near its existing facility in Puget Sound, but negotiations with the International Association of Machinists broke down when the union refused to agree to a long-term no-strike clause. The IAM had struck four times since 1989, costing Boeing at least $1.8 billion in revenue.

That’s when Boeing chose South Carolina, a right-to-work state where, unlike Washington, workers are not forced to join unions.

The Obama NLRB is also set to make it easier for unions to organize.

UPDATE: Here’s more on the NLRB’s war on job creators.

Right-To-Work States: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
NLRB Declares War On Job Creators
Over The Past 25 Years, Job Growth In Right-To-Work States Has Been Over Twice As High As In Unionized States:

“Congress established the National Labor Relations Board in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the law that gives workers the right to organize and that governs relations among unions, employees and employers. The board has jurisdiction over all private-sector workers except those employed in railroads, airlines or agriculture. Over the past 25 years job growth in right-to-work states has been over twice as high as in unionized states, 51 percent compared with 21 percent. Between 2000 and 2010 employment has grown by 2 percent in right-to-work states and declined by 4 percent in unionized states. Private-sector union membership peaked in the 1950s at 36 percent of the work force. Now, only 12 percent of all American workers and 7 percent of private-sector workers belong to unions.” (Diana Furchgott-Roth, “Americans Dodge Unions, But Feds Insist On Them Anyway,” Washington Examiner, 12/23/10)

Obama Administration’s NLRB Looks To Implement Job-Killing Policies:

“Americans are leaving states with heavy union influence and choosing to live in ‘right-to-work’ states with higher job growth where they cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. With the 2010 census, nine congressional seats will move to right-to-work states from forced unionization states. And Americans elected a substantial majority of Republicans to the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. People will be safe in 2011-12 from the Employee Free Choice Act, a union-supported bill that would take away workers’ rights to a secret ballot in union elections and impose mandatory contracts between newly unionized firms and workers. But the Obama-controlled National Labor Relations Board isn’t listening. It wants to do everything in its power to tilt the playing field toward unionization, even if it means lost jobs … Despite a national unemployment rate of 9.8 percent and Americans’ unequivocal preferences for jobs, the board is taking matters into its own hands to expand union power.” (Diana Furchgott-Roth, “Americans Dodge Unions, But Feds Insist On Them Anyway,” Washington Examiner, 12/23/10)

NRLB Files Complaint Against Boeing:

“We knew that Big Labor had political pull at the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board, but yesterday’s complaint against Boeing is one for the (dark) ages. By challenging Boeing’s right to build aircraft in South Carolina, labor’s bureaucratic allies in Washington are threatening the ability of states to compete for new jobs and investment – and risking the economic recovery to boot … The NLRB obliged with its complaint yesterday asking an administrative law judge to stop Boeing’s South Carolina production because its executives had cited the risk of strikes as a reason for the move. Boeing acted out of ‘anti-union animus,’ says the complaint by acting general counsel Lafe Solomon, and its decision to move had the effect of ‘discouraging membership in a labor organization’ and thus violates federal law. It’s hard to know which law he’s referring to. There are plentiful legal precedents that give business the right to locate operations in right-to-work states. That right has created healthy competition among states and kept tens of millions of jobs in America rather than heading overseas. Boeing has also expanded its operations in Puget Sound while building its South Carolina presence. Ultimately, the NLRB seems to be resting its complaint on the belief that Boeing spent nearly $2 billion out of spite, which sounds less like a matter of law than of campaign 2012 politics … Beyond labor politics, the NLRB’s ruling would set a terrible precedent for the flow of jobs and investment within the U.S. It would essentially give labor a veto over management decisions about where to build future plants. And it would undercut the right-to-work statutes in 22 American states – which is no doubt the main union goal here. With a Republican House, Mr. Obama’s union agenda is dead in Congress. But it looks like his appointees are determined to impose it by regulatory fiat – no matter the damage to investment and job creation.” (Editorial, “The Death Of Right To Work,” The Wall Street Journal, 4/21/11)

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  • Jack

    I’d love to see Boeing go Galt. Tell them to go to hell!

  • Marta

    Is this a joke? Where did Boeing agree to be ruled by the National Labor Relations Board? This is surreal.

  • bigkahuna

    If I was the president /CEO of Boeing… I would go on national TV and call Obama a communist dictator, tell him to shove a Boeing plane up his a$$ and tell the world…We as a private company will not be told /forced by Obama’s evil big Govt to build their plant or planes anywhere but SC if thats what is best for Boeing.

    I would then tell them that Obamacare will be a major drain on them as it is a major cost increase and a total failure by the Dummycrat President who has never so much as lifted a finger to create wealth of his own. I would tell the world that we will not be forced by evil Big Govt to provide any benefit that they were not comfortable with financially.

    I would then tell the American people that if we wanted to build planes under a dictatorship they will move their plants to North Korea

  • Bridget

    this is sooo ‘Atlas Shrugged’ … Who is John Galt?
    Tried to tell Independents & GOPers looking for perfection
    that Obama was a Marxist in ’08 – wouldn’t listen –
    The next GOP candidate and next President
    must find this crap to be as contemptible as we do and
    must love liberty and the country as we do and won’t listen
    to dribble from the likes of Reid and these lousy
    socialists who destroy everything they touch.

  • tarpon

    Apparently Obaby needs more useful idiot voters.

    Ever since the states wised up to the collective bargaining money laundering for Democrats, and the Obama packing the NRLB with union thugs, you probably knew what on tap.

  • Ruebacca

    They are the ones who closed the phoenix-durango railroad.

  • Guy in Ohio

    This is indeed right out of Atlas Shrugged. I’d just move the plant to Mexico and tell them to jam it …

  • bigkahuna

    I hope South Carolina sues the pants off of Obama, the so called labor board, The Fed Govt, the labor unions, the Dummycrat party and everyone on any board who possibly ruled or weighed in on this.

    Then if somehow they lose.. I would build a really small factory where Obama tells them to and build plastic models of Dreamliners to be given to all passengers of the real thing.

    I would make sure it is 99% automated and hire nothing butpeople to box and move them to be shipped via non union Fed Ex

  • bobbymike

    How does this happen and why aren’t Republicans shouting from the rooftops. Its like defense cuts of $400 billion recently announced by Obama, I read article after article about implementing these cuts. Did I miss Congressional approval? How can Obama just announce defense cuts and they are actionable but congress can’t do anything about Obamacare?

  • mg4us

    i think the IAM and Washington state GOT what they bargained for. . .Remember what Sarah Palin said in Madison WI last week – – UNION Bosses don’t care about creating jobs, only about their power. That is why the goonions fought Gov Walker – – and lost!!

    Palin has it right!!

    I would like to see Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolinas go on the networks and TV calling Obama out on this.

    Call this Government Interference — “restraint of trade” and take it to Supreme Court for a decision. And if Obama and his cronies retaliate against Boeing or South Carolina – – use RICO laws on them personally!

    And also investigate the money trail from Unions to this administration and get them all on bribery charges. . . does IMPEACH Obama ring a bell!

    Enough of the fascist Socialistic thugs. . time to take our country back. . . vote them and their party out each and every time.

    2012 can’t come soon enough!!

    Obama – – Incompetent, Inept, Inexperienced . . .& Radical. . O-buma!

  • Militant Conservative

    Obama wishes to remove the tax credits given to oil companies. Companies will just pass this 4 billion dollar bill to the consumer. Since fuel is used to transport EVERYTHING. Here comes the hammer folks. Food,Fuel,Energy and every aspect of your life will get very expensive IF Obama does this.

    Kenny Soloman is right, IT , is coming. Ya ready?? Powder is dry.

  • Atlas Shrugged…
    I’m seeing the movie today at 1:20… even though I feel like I’m living it at the moment…

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  • jainphx

    Look we all know that the constitution does not allow this, so why isn’t there a huge outcry from our side and law suits up the ying yang. You can’t just allow this to happen as if the law was on Obama’s side. We are quickly losing our freedoms and our way of life to this creature, and our side is just so afraid to find out if he was even born in this country and he’s serving legally. Either our side are political cowards or they are complicit. We need a Sarah Palin NOW.

  • Male Silverback

    That solar panel roof should be pretty much worthless in cloudy ol’Seattle.

  • Betsy Ross

    I absolutely agree with all the Galt comments….Go Galt, Boeing!
    Tell ’em to stick it where the sun don’t shine : )

  • John21

    Why is anyone surprised, its coming from a union owned and operated administration. I hope Boeing tells the NRLB what they can do is build there own plant and then the union (nonworkers) can be government employees. This will allow this administrationto continue down the chosen road to socialist society, they will run the health industry, the auto industry and now areospace industry in just four years of liberal (socialist) regressive rule.

  • Granny

    Now the really remarkable thing is that the Boeing plant in Washington did not lose a SINGLE job. In fact, they added jobs. They just didn’t add the entirely new plant and several thousand jobs going to South Carolina.

    The Obama Regime doesn’t have a single leg to stand on.

  • listingstarboard

    Boeing will bend over and take it because they depend on Government contracts. The Obama regime is implementing the radical transformation of this country at warp speed and we are powerless against it–Obama and the DOJ just ignore Congress and the Constitution and are doing what they want anyway.

  • wanumba

    Boeing should stay in South Carolina or move to Israel. Maybe India. They ARE our allies after all, unlike CHINA.

    Obama gonna set his “national security force” goons on them? Maybe the governors should be mobilizing state guards to protect businesses and people from goon swarms.

  • Radegunda

    Boeing jobs are well known to be quite well compensated, but every few years the unions throw a tantrum and grind the operation to a halt, while many people who wish they had that good a deal watch in disgust.

    Labor unions are organized blackmail by people who think they deserve what they cannot earn by their own merits. Union leaders are mostly evil. Some have boasted that they’re happy to destroy a business, and therefore jobs, just to increase their power.

  • waicool

    The national labor board is not the government, just a bunch or bullying bureaucrat union thugs. Boeing should be “Going Galt”.

  • Ginger
  • StrangernFiction

    I keep hoping this is like a Rocky movie and the good guy is going to eventually start hitting back. Regardless of what the NLRB decrees, Boeing should tell them to shove it; and announce to the world that is exactly what they are doing.

  • Ron

    What do you expect from a commiecrat administration? The Goonions try this crap down here in Deep Red Texas all the time. Our AG and Governor would have the NLRB running scared to Bigears and begging for Eric Holders gestapo to get some federal court appointee to try and sue us into submission. On the bright side, whenever the Goonions do try this crap down here they wind up getting horsewhipped and slink away with their collective tails between their legs. South Carolina, stand up and take pride in your state and strong and productive right to work workers, I think Governor Haley will not take this meddling by some federal beaurocracy lightly. Stand tall stand proud the south will rise again.

  • Susan

    “Atlas Shrugged…
    I’m seeing the movie today at 1:20… even though I feel like I’m living it at the moment…”

    I saw it yesterday with my sister and her husband (though they’ve been stuck hanging on to every word uttered by Dr Krauthammer as if he is some intellectual God, they’re finally awakening to the reality of the organized community of Social Justice tyrants)…when the movie ended my sister said that she wanted to see it again.

  • Ali

    This must not stand. Continue to build in SC until we vote this socialist clown (apologies to real clowns) out.
    I don’t care whom the Repubs put up. This regime must be changed.

  • noislamocommie

    uhhhh…you know we may need the birther issue after all. Please take a look at this persistant woman’s research:
    http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/hawaii-desperately-chasing-escaped-horse/

  • Pat the First

    Boeing gets crippled from time to time with union strikes. A friend of mine had to do overtime for months on end (mostly 7 days a week) after a prolonged strike at Boeing. He hated the union, but had no choice to be a member. If he wasn’t a member, he didn’t have a job.

    Employees at Boeing get paid very, very well. Their retirement is awesome. They just have to plug their nose to keep their jobs. They hate the strikes their union pushes on them.

    By the way, the state and the city of Everett gave Boeing a lot of tax breaks if they would keep the assembly of the 787 in Everett. Not too sure that Everett is appreciating that Boeing moved it out.

    Also, FYI . . . in case you didn’t know this, the headquarters for Boeing is in Chicago. IL gave them HUGE tax breaks to move their headquarters to IL because WA had given all they would give.

    William Boeing would turn over in his grave if he knew what the BD of Directors did to his company by moving it out of WA state.

    Unions have seriously damaged Seattle area and WA state. We have no freedom because the unions control all of our high populated areas. Our producers of food in the state are left out in the cold. And yet, they produce a huge chunk of revenue for our state.

    If Microsoft, Costco or Amazon ever unionize, watch out. So far, they have managed to avoid it.

  • Drider

    Why aren’t the Republicans leaders screaming from the rooftops?

    For God’s sake, we didn’t put them in office just to reign in spending and reverse the Obamacare garbage, we put them in place to keep this exact kind of socialist junk out of our lives.
    Man, I hate the feeble mouse type squeaks from the Republicans disguised as fighting for our constitutional rights about half as much as I despise Obama and his partners in crime and thats a crap load of hate by the way that the GOP is taking this supposedly “fight” to the Bolshevik’s.
    Republicans, to win the war you need to find a different model other than that of that Iraqi guy we saw on the new during desert storm, who swore up and down that we weren’t anywhere near Bagdad as the troops we’re pulling down Saddam’s statue in the middle of the city.
    The people can see whats going on, why the Hell don’t our leaders!

  • Pat the First
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  • Pat the First

    #30 April 22, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Drider commented:

    On thing that doesn’t help is that the State of WA is mostly Dem/lib. This give WA State what it wants. Huge Dem financial support comes from this state from Gates on down.

  • And if Boeing tells the NLRB statists to take a long walk off a short pier? I’m pretty sure Boeing can afford the legal costs for the less than two years the statists will be in power. Boeing should – for the sake of the republic.

    d(^_^)b
    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Rock

    Washington State who is surprised, kool aid central for the West Coast. Of course WTF will look after their interest and the unions first. I guess Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t live up to WTF’s expectations. The end result of electing Democraps and RINO’s.

  • Pat the First

    One thing you have to remember is that the Pentagon gave the new military air fueler to Airbus. This happened under Bush. Boeing had to fight to get it back. Not sure they will want to do anything that could cause the government to slash their military contracts.

    Boeing may give in to them just to keep those contracts.

  • StrangernFiction

    The people can see whats going on, why the Hell don’t our leaders!

    Gutless Oblivious Progressive

  • Drider

    Screw WA state, this now involve SC and is or should be a national concern, hell it should be a concern for all Americans who’s lives are spent working in the private sector.

    Seriously, to write it off as a Washington norm is just weak tea.I want some screaming, throwing of phones or computer monitors,Hell, I wouldn’t mind even seeing some political Korean type fisticuff fighting over this kind of anti American crap.

  • contact your elected officals to tell them to stop the NLRB. does anybody know how the NLRB has authority is this matter. i thought they handled employer employee matters. is this an another usuption of power by an obama appointee.

  • Gary

    Remember this gem?

    John McCain in the 2008 election: You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.

  • Gary

    oh btw, thanks for that, Nostradumbass

  • Rock

    StrangernFiction,

    Rest assured Holder has spent the last two years digging up any dirt he could on any who may represent a threat to WTF. I’m sure there are many who just can’t wait to get out of DC and from under this tyrant.

  • Valerie

    Right to Work law. Unions cannot be kept honest if membership is involuntary.

  • retire05

    Let’s be very clear what is happening here: Boeing is NOT going to shut down any jobs in Washington State. It is simply wanting to increase production for its 787 Dreamliner by opening a similar production line at its South Carolina plant. No jobs will be lost in Pugent Sound, not one. As a matter of fact, Boeing has added 2,000 union jobs to its Pugent Sound plant in the last 18 months.

    But Obama has put a union thug in charge of the NLRB. And all companies, when they allow union shops, agree to abide by the mediation decisions of the NLRB in the event of a union/company standoff.

    The position of the union thug that heads the NLRB is that is will cost Boeing too much in lost production to fight him in court. But Congress is about to get involved in this over reach by the NLRB.

    Boeing should tell Obama “Fine, you don’t want us to create jobs in South Carolina? Then we will create jobs in Mexico, or China, where we don’t have to deal with union thugs that have been appointed to jobs with no Congressional approval.”

    In six years, Boeing has had to suffer through two union strikes. The workers then gain all wages lost during a strike by working overtime after the settlement, at higher wages. It is a win-win situation for unions that are out of control while 14 million Americans are out of a job.

    Add this action to the recent Presidental Directive that all companies who hold government contracts (including the small company that provides toilet paper and paper towels to any government facility, as an example) will have to reveal any and all donations made to any political entity by that company’s employees. So if you work for a company that distributes paper towels to say, the Native American museum, and you donated $25.00 to the RNC, that company will have to make that information available to the administration.

    Intimidation seems to be the tactic that this administration uses to kill American jobs.

  • d_fitz

    Atlas Shrugs. Why see the movie when we are living it in real time?

  • Ron

    “This must not stand”

    I agree with this statement at least partially. However; I don’t agree with whom the Repubs put up is the right strategy i.e. McCain, or the Maine twins. Rhinos will not do anything but compromise with and try to appease the Goonions and NLRB plants. This is simply an illegal
    and nefarious attempt by this administration to to pad DemCom coffers and limit freespeach. There are conservative and Republican Union members who have no say in how their dues are donated politically. It also smells like DemCom payback to a red state wher BigEars poll numbers are dropping fast.

  • Pat the First

    You need to keep this in mind . . . WA state produces a tremendous amount of funds for the Dems/libs. SC, not so much. So, it isn’t too hard to believe that this government will be more interested in forcing Boeing to acquiese to the NLRB. REMEMBER . . . Boeing’s headquarters is in CHICAGO, not in Seattle or Charleston.

    Boeing hires thousands of people and then lays them off in just a very few years. For them to hire 2,000 in Puget Sound is really not much.

    I used to live about 3 miles from the Everett plant. It was fun to watch those huge planes get ready for delivery.

  • lakewriter

    This man can be stopped, how? He can do a hell of a lot more damage if he is not stopped before the 2012 elections.
    We also have to realize we must work hard to get Republicans elected to gain majority. This is unreal and scary.

  • xqqqme

    Support Jim DeMint!

  • #43…truer words were never spoken. the law requiring a worker to pay union dues whether they were in the union or not was the biggest boon to corrupt union officials ever. i’m not sure but i think it was passed when the great jimmy carter was president. it help usher in the era of the union leader-politican complex that we suffer from today

  • Granny

    #
    #40 April 22, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Gary commented:

    Remember this gem?

    John McCain in the 2008 election: You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.
    __________

    Yes, and McCain worked really hard to make sure we got one too! Among other things, I believe that McCain deliberately set up Sarah Palin for the shellacking she took from the media. Remember an awful lot of the negative stuff about her was “leaked” from McCain’s own campaign staff, apparently without consequence. I’ve thought right along that McCain deliberately through the 08 elections.

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  • Boeing should fight this and keep building in SC, the case would probably take 2 years to even get to a court.

  • jd

    Put it up. Get it running. Take it to the Supreme Court if needed.

    {^_^}

  • Annas

    And almost 50% of this country can’t wait to line up to vote again for this regime! Is there any hope for us?

  • workingclass artist

    The world has really turned upside down….Imagine if Right to Work States joined together against Unions….

    Hmmmmm……

  • Pat the First

    Boeing won’t fight this. I would be very surprised if they did. They are headquartered in Chicago. They will use the plant for other assembly if it comes to that. Boeing’s unions are the backbone of Seattle area politics. You need to realize that most of the people who work at Boeing live in Seattle proper. The bosses live in the suburbs. The unions control Seattle. Seattle controls WA state.

  • B-line

    Boeing should just initiate the planning stages of moving all operations to a right to work state and make it clear exactly why.

    Tell the people of this country that they refuse to be held hostage by not only the labor unions but also the Democrat party who wish to impose dictatorial fiats against private business.

    Single out Obama and his administration as the cause of this turn of events and this could ultimately end up being Obama’s Waterloo.

  • ohio

    Directive 10-289
    This piece is from Atlas Shrugged, here is a little background. At this point in the book much of the economy has collapsed due to government regulation and the teachings of the modern day. These are a set of directives ordered in the hope of stabilizing the economy. I’d like you to read this and as you go think as ruthlessly as you can and draw parallel’s to today’s world and the laws that are being passed every day I think you’ll find it interesting.
    Directive 10-289
    “In the name of the general welfare,” read Wesley Mouch, “to protect the people’s 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 penalty 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, manufacturer or sold after 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 Board.
    “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 decisions will be final.”

  • Teresa

    What part of NLRB are all of you not getting….I don’t understand why so many people acted shocked…did you really expect that it would not do that? People……. get off this board and write your Congressmen/women, your State Representatives, and your Senators. These kinds of things are fought at the source not in spouting off to make your selves feel good about your ideas. I’m not sure how this all works or how it came about…I DON’T believe most of what I read, however, it will get me to check things out….I encourage all of you to do the same…

  • Pat the First

    Uh, my 2 Dem/lib Senators would do nothing to help Boeing keep jobs out of WA state. My Rep is GOP. He might help.

  • StrangernFiction

    Remember this gem?

    John McCain in the 2008 election: You have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.

    McCain has called the DOTUS a “patriot” this year. And the Tea Party Caucus Chair said we should “take the President at his word” yesterday.

  • Jack

    # 60 Teresa

    Gee, thanks for that slap to wake me up. I never would have thought of contacting my political representative without your wisdom. BTW-what are you doing here?

  • We all know how Obama and his gang stole GM and Chrysler from the rightful owners (the Stockholders) and gave THEIR ownership and equity to their Goonion buddies. Maybe they plan to do the same with Boeing. One would think that the LEGAL way to decide where a company expands is through the Board of Directors and the STOCKHOLDERS.

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  • bobdog

    I’m having a special on the Declaration of Independence today:

    “He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”

    “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us…”

    “In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. “

  • Big L

    the grocery mkt checkers et al have voted to strike. then the Teamsters won’t deliver. then we,those suckers that pay their health and pensions will have no food. We will be starving unless we support collective thievery Er bargaining. The same idiot that had his behind handed to him in ’03 is in charge of the union as before-Greg Conger. RETAIL CLERKS, ARE YOU STUPID TO FOLLOW THIS GUY AGAIN??? Why not vote to de-certify. Three choices- Vote to strike, vote to Not strike, vote to decertify the union.
    Armageddon is here.

  • Dan

    I thought I’d add some fact to all this fiction:

    NLRB suit against Boeing asks return of state jobs:
    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/apr/21/nlrb-suit-against-boeing-asks-return-of-state-jobs/

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  • Ardvaark65

    Send that Jew Boy Soloman back to Israel!

  • Billy T.

    Don’t worry Boeing, keep building in South Carolina. Soon enough we the people will end the failed experiment in the Whitehouse and reverse the madness we see unfolding before our eyes. There are some things in life that are simply too stupid to tolerate…democrats are one such thing…

  • Georgezap

    To #68 Dan

    Do you agree that the right to property ownership of citizens is a right supported by our Constitution?

    Does our Constitution restrict these rights to individuals only, or should individuals who own a company that employs other individuals be treated differently?

    As a former UTW, IBEW, and AFL-CIO union employee (mandatory impositions) employed by a non-union employee-owned manufacturer, I find the absence of union control and intervention over the operation of our business to be breath of fresh air. GM we are not.

    You cite a labor dispute between Boeing and a union as the basis for you to interject some ‘fact’ into all this ‘fiction’. Are you saying that Boeing has not lived up to the terms of its contract with its union employees, and that this is the basis for why Boeing cannot add and move manufacturing and assembly operations to right to work states, like mine?

    Do you believe that Boeing must seek permission from the Obama administation and the NLRB before it will be allowed to operate from anywhere it chooses?

    If you agree I suggest that you are culpable in the failure of our free-market system, a system that promotes the right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. This system was the beacon of true hope and change that encouraged my European immigrant parents to break all ties with their WWII war torn countries and move to Chicagoin 1956 to begin a new life, in a new world.

    I do not oppose unions. I do oppose their overreach to make or break a company, particularly when they turn parasitic and devour their host.

    Your submission of “boo-hoo” for the unions is absurd.

  • B-line

    @Dan:

    I read the article you referenced and don’t see how this “fact” (your words), is anything different than what has been stated in the previous articles in this post, or the “fiction” (again your words).

    Did you honestly think that that article did anything to support the NLRB and this specious complaint against Boeing? Wow, that is just fail on steroids.

  • Capn Angus

    As I told Jom H a year ago We’re now living out the plot of Atlas Shrugged.

  • Jack

    #68 Dan

    I also read the article and don’t find the relevance. I have beena a union member-Teamsters then Carpenters – for over 30 years and have never considered my membership in a union as a right to tell a company they don’t have the right to locate anywhere they want. Of course I’ve never considered the companies I’ve worked for as employment agencies either.

  • BruceC

    “…Boeing said it would ‘vigorously contest’ the case and proceed with plans to start assembling planes in Charleston, S.C., in July. “This doesn’t change anything,” spokesman Tim Neale said…”

    I think that the folks who said Boeing would not fight this are wrong. That being said Boeing does have a lot of government contracts: fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, missiles, and most recently, tanker. Does anyone on this blog doubt that the Obama administration would *not* retaliate if Boeing does something too “in your face” to them. So I expect the issue to be disputed (for years) and eventually to be resolved in Boeing’s favor. Forcing a private corporation to locate new production (the old 787 line will remain in WA) is unprecedented. At least I can’t think of another case where this has ever been attempted.

  • BruceC
  • JAQUEBAUER

    This proves that Obama has hijacked the Constitution, and rendered the 10th Amendment void.

    We need to render Obama and his fascist regime NULL and VOID, right now, and not in 2012.

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  • herb

    as rome burns

  • jim

    It is everymans right to do buisnes where it makes most sense for that buisnes to do there buisnes.anything else wreaks with bull ****!

  • Leonard

    President Obama did not put the man in his position, he has been on the job for some 29 years. He didn’t write the law, his job is to enforce the law. Turn the tables and you would all be screaming the other way. It is not the President who is doing this, back off. He is a good man, an honest man, doing a difficult job. And he is doing it far better than Boy George did. You people should get your facts straight before you start making allegations. But then again I see that most of you are anti-union, anti-everything and so there simply is no talking to you. You are every bit as smart as a rock.

  • jaksevorg

    If all the people that have commented above feel the same as I do WHY is the golfer n chief still with us??? How many impeachable offenses has he committed???????? This is just one more dumycrat move!!!!!

  • Glenn Anderson

    This dumbass has lost his mind try to pull the economic rug out from under our state of SC, just to score with the unions. We know he so crooked when he dies the will have to screw him in the ground, but this is beyond belief. Obama actually thinks he has been anointed as the King of America. He jets around on our dime like he’s a big shot when in reality he is just a narcissistic big mouth chump out to fleece American for whatever he can get away with. And I’ll be damned if he isn’t doing a first class job because we have so many uninformed dumbasses out there thinking the sun rises in his ass. Wake up America you are getting screwed or raped from behind by this JERK and we appear to be just stupid enough to let him get away with. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DO SOME THING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!!! Are you going to sit by while he destroys your kids future???

  • From article:

    Over the past 25 years job growth in right-to-work states has been over twice as high as in unionized states

    And the quality of life is better on top of that!

  • Av8nut

    If I were Boeing, I’d say to Obama: “If you want to fund the entire 787 program, I’ll build the factories wherever you want. Otherwise, BUTT OUT!!”

    It’s not like Boeing’s moving it out of the country to Japan or somewhere else; there keeping it on home turf.

    Why does the government have to get involved in everybody’s business?

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