Boeing wants to buld plant, NLRB has problem with this, Obama looks the other way.

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I admit the headline does look kinda Magicbobish but holy shit is this infuriating! And no I didn't look for an old thread.

TL/DR Boeing wants to built a plant (lots and lots of jobs probably 10,000+) in SC which apparently is a state were everyone is allowed to work. The NLRB (Consisting of Obama appointed officials) Have a problem with this and stop it. Obama... well here.

Obama administration officials insist the NLRB is an independent agency, whose members are presidential appointees but not directed by the president, and say the White House does not get involved in these enforcement matters.
When asked about the Boeing issue at a June 29 White House news conference, President Obama chose his words carefully. "Companies need to have the freedom to relocate. They have to follow the law, but that's part of our system,” Obama said. But with many companies choosing to relocate workers overseas, he added, “if they're choosing to relocate here in the United States that's a good thing."


WHAT?

This is exactly why companies go overseas! At this point I don't even blame them. Any good business would rather operate were they don't have a government treating them like villains for doing what they are supposed to be doing.

So congratulations Obama. You can preach job creation while your people kill it at every turn all the while keeping the rubes in love with you. That's quite a feat.

I honestly didn't think he could be a worst president then Bush but holy shit is he doing it!

"I'm mad as hell," South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
A day ahead of a House vote on a bill stopping the [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]National [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit ! important]Labor [/FONT][/FONT]
Board from blocking Boeing's plan to open a new production facility in South Carolina, a group of Republican senators blasted the NLRB for being a rogue agency.
"This is a frivolous complaint beyond imagination,” Graham said. “This is using the law for political purposes, and I really do resent that the idea that we are not going to fight back. Sen. Reid, help us out here."

But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given no indication he intends to take up a companion bill in [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]the[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=inherit !important] [FONT=inherit !important]Senate[/FONT][/FONT].
Republicans predict the aircraft maker will ultimately prevail in court after spending millions of dollars on the legal fight, but they do fear the message this case will send to other companies.
"Businesses are smarter than government,” said South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. “The next time Boeing has a move, they won't move to South Carolina or a right-to-work state. They'll move to china or somewhere else… that's the signal this administration is sending."
The NLRB claims Boeing has acted unfairly in opening the new production line in South Carolina instead of in Washington State, where the company’s main operations are located, because Boeing’s South Carolina plant is non-union and South Carolina is a “right to work” state where workers can’t be forced to join unions if a majority of their co-workers opt to do so. Labor leaders say Boeing should have expanded [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]operation[/FONT][/FONT] in the more union-friendly Washington and didn’t as part of bid to punish union workers.
The union fighting Boeing's move, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, has sent a letter to House members urging they vote against the measure writing quote: "This bill provides a [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]Congressional[/FONT][/FONT] pardon in an on-going law enforcement matter."
Many House Democrats agree.
"It's the outsourcers' bill of rights” New Jersey Rep. Rob Andrews told Fox News. “It's also an interference with ongoing piece of litigation, which is a bad idea."
Obama administration officials insist the NLRB is an independent agency, whose members are presidential appointees but not directed by the president, and say the White House does not get involved in these enforcement matters.
When asked about the Boeing issue at a June 29 White House conference, President Obama chose his words carefully.
"Companies need to have the freedom to relocate. They have to follow the law, but that's part of our system,” Obama said. But with many companies choosing to relocate workers overseas, he added, “if they're choosing to relocate here in the United States, that's a good thing."
But Republicans say the NLRB is an unelected bureaucracy – making job creation when there is 9.1% unemployment – more difficult.
"What was just about South Carolina is now about the nation as a whole. we are dumbfounded, we are disappointed and we're gonna fight back in South Carolina,” Graham said.
With South Carolina an early presidential primary state, many expect Republican hopefuls to hammer this issue as an example of this administration’s policies hampering job creation.


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But unions are a good thing. Right? Oh yeah, and I love how unions basically treat non union workers like illegal labor. I'm not union so that means I can't work to feed my family and pay my bills?
 
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But unions are a good thing. Right? Oh yeah, and I love how unions basically treat non union workers like illegal labor. I'm not union so that means I can't work to feed my family and pay my bills?
Yep and it would be hilarious how Obama's words are always contradicted by his actions if it wasn't destroying this country.
 

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But unions are a good thing. Right? Oh yeah, and I love how unions basically treat non union workers like illegal labor. I'm not union so that means I can't work to feed my family and pay my bills?
Unions are nothing more then a bunch of extortionist these days.
 
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The question is how much worst does it have to get before our President puts to good of the people over the unions.

He is actually sitting there with his head in the sand while an organization of HIS people do exactly the opposite of what he has been promising... Creating jobs.
 

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Here is the thing, if Boeing were doing this operation in China the current POTUS would have no problem with it, but Boeing going to a red state and he has a shit fit.
 
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I honestly look forward to mayr's and partycocks take on this but I fear Bob is just going to fuck this whole thread up.
 

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The Big Zero knows nothing about job creating. Unless it involves his major campaign donors. Then they just piss it all away...
 
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Good god how South Carolina could use it, too. That whole state is like driving around in a 1970s ghetto.
 

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Unions built this country! Unions rescued all of the children that were trapped in coal mines! Unions bleed red, white and blue!

 

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Yeah I know I have chubby cheeks.
Figgered you admitted to it in the pic thread in OT so thought it would be fair game. :icon_cool

Unions have definitely outlived their usefulness. And this is coming from someone who put in 17 years in one. All they do these days is protect the dead weight in an organisation and inflate the cost of labor. They were a good idea a hundred years ago when workers were exploited and had to work in dangerous conditions, but there's other safeguards in place these days to prevent those things. Boeing should absolutely be able to build wherever they want, especially when at least they're keeping the jobs in the U.S.
 

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Unions have definitely outlived their usefulness. And this is coming from someone who put in 17 years in one. All they do these days is protect the dead weight in an organisation and inflate the cost of labor. They were a good idea a hundred years ago when workers were exploited and had to work in dangerous conditions, but there's other safeguards in place these days to prevent those things. Boeing should absolutely be able to build wherever they want, especially when at least they're keeping the jobs in the U.S.
Absolutely this. Unions are going to end up fucking workers more than any corporation ever could. Boeing is doing the right thing here... they need to cut overhead but are still going to employ Americans. This union is pretty much saying "hey, look at the benefits of building planes in Mexico or India". It's not like they have to be built near their customers... they build fucking planes, they can deliver one to anywhere in the world in <16 hours. If I were CEO or on the Board of Directors I would have taken my company and left years ago. I hate companies that outsource, but it's not their fault. These entitled employees are telling them who they can hire, who they can fire, and where they can build their fucking plants.