Friday, April 22, 2011

NLRB Challenges A Corporation's Right to Choose

Did you ever think you would see the day in the United States when a federal government panel could tell a major corporation where to build a plant? My friends,the Obama-think dominated National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is attempting to do just that to the Boeing Corporation. It seems the company wants to build its new Dreamliner factory in South Carolina instead of Seattle, Washington. Washington is a union state. South Carolina is a right to work state--no union membership required. It seems that Boeing wanted to not only enjoy a better climate in terms of weather, but also avoid the potential loss of billions in revenue due to "baggage" associated with unions. This decision has been challenged by the NLRB, now dominated by pro-union types appointed by Obama.

Here is a link to a report in The New York Times. Even the Times is a bit taken aback by this unprecedented action.

And there's more here from Gateway Pundit and National Review Online. There are some enlightening comments with both posts.

Somehow, OTR thinks this is not the kind of change Obama fans expected. On the other hand, our friends at Aerospatiale, the builders of the Airbus, would be happy to see a new plant in Washington. The labor issues will bring them business.

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