Obama’s Union Buddies and the NLRB [Updated]

In a move absolutely shocking the business world, the NLRB, with a fresh recess-appointed former Union Attorney seated by Obama, comes up with an incredibly partisan ruling against the Boeing Company. Boeing in their Puget Sound, Washington location has had a long history dealing with the International Machinist’s Association. The union has struck the facility there pretty much, at every new contract renewal since the 90s. Boeing, concerned about the rollout and production orders for their 787 Dreamliner was justifiably concerned about another strike, costing them more billions that have already been lost in previous strikes, decided to build and move some production to a new facility in South Carolina. The company expanded a facility that already houses some production to accommodate 787 work. South Carolina is a right-to-work state unlike Washington and would presumably be much more business friendly, preventing the union from a strangle-hold with potential financial ruin for Boeing. The NLRB decided Boeing’s decision was a violation of federal labor laws, as it was a retaliatory move against the union. reaLLy? Of course it was and Boeing let that be clear. They were damn sick and tired of being held hostage by these assholes every 3 years or so. The union’s bullshit bargaining tactics and resultant strikes have already cost Boeing billions and they came up with a plan to end it now. But the NLRB ruling on Wednesday put a stop to it for now.

This nebulous ruling is absolutely bullshit. The concept of employer retaliation was to prevent union organizing activity resulting in disciplinary action or terminations of individuals. The commissars at the NLRB stood that idea on it’s head to decide that anything detrimental to the union interests met this standard. That friends, takes BALLS !
Since when did an unelected government bureaucracy, clearly biased toward Obama’s union cronies, have the power to make business decisions for a private company? This is perhaps one of the biggest outrages I’ve seen from Ogabe’s administration. The idea that unions can interfere so blatantly with the highest level of business operations is beyond the pale. If there was any doubt at all about creeping socialism in the country, this is proof positive. You have to ask yourself another question here, what is making the left so arrogant that they’ll engage in blatantly unconstitutional acts such as this? This is a tactic that we’ve seen before, do something incredibly outrageous, and let it continue until it’s overturned judicially. It’s the same tactic they used with Obamacare. Do the deed and by the time the courts decide, it’s a fait accompli and any public outrage, long forgotten or actually accepted. Hell, they even have a good chance the courts which they’ve spent a generation packing, might side with them. Of course, this story will never see the light of day in the LSM, and even Fox News has relegated it to their Business network. Moreover, where in HELL is our team on this? This could be a super-dooper campaign issue and one would think one of those idiots would grab it and swing for the bleachers, but noooo…..The Party of Stoopid Rides Again.

The link above is an awesome synopsis of the case over at RedState

OK, it’s late and I’m beat so I’ll 30 this one.

To ALL a Happy and Joyous Easter weekend. -JB

“For He is Risen !”

[Update: Fox finally is moving on this issue. I just watched a debate on FNC-Fox and Friends on this issue specifically. It’s unfrackinbelievable how stoopid the pro-union sow was on this piece. How can presumably intelligent people not see, that these predatory, gangster-like union activities will ultimately result in business being moved offshore. They’re parasites of the worst kind, those that kill the host. Idiots. Big Al Capone would be proud of our modern unions. Idiots]

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Tallulah
Member
Tallulah

This is un fukking believable. What is Boeing doing about it? aren’t they going to fight??? Of course, they’ve got their balls in a vise grip because the fukking government buys so much of their stuff. I can’t believe Fox News only put it on the business network. But I do see that the motherfuckers on the left have decided that they can literally get away with EVERYTHING, as long as they proceed, shamelessly, to do so. Like that sleazebag rapist, Clinton: he just refused to leave office. That’s all. And Ofuckface, who just IGNORES the law when it suits… Read more »

Tallulah
Member
Tallulah

But look at this man. I saw him on Neo’s blog: Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman and candidate for the Republican nominaton for President of the United States in the 2012 election.[1][2] He served as the 29th Governor of the U.S. state of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, and is well-known for his low-tax libertarian views and his regular participation in triathlons. Founder of one of New Mexico’s largest construction companies,[3] Johnson entered politics for the first time by running for Governor of New Mexico in 1994 on a conservative, low-tax, anti-crime platform.[4]… Read more »

Elephant Man
Member
Elephant Man

(puts on tinfoil hat)

The Chosen One and his brethren are merely trying to stop the greedy power mongering of the corporate monstrosity known as “Boeing”!

Let us rejoice that they’ve prevented the exploitation of the South Carolina proletariat!

OK everybody! Let’s all sing together in solidarity!

(takes off tinfoil hat)

“Look for the Union Label” indeed… 🙄

mousseman
Member
mousseman

Boeing should move that facility to Switzerland. Low taxes, not much union bullshit, and usually quite close to the customers of that new Dreamliner. Ontop of it, they can move their corporate HQ to Switzerland as well and save shitloads of taxes that Obama won’t ever see again. And since Switzerland is not a member of the EU, that solves a few more problems.

And make no mistake – a lot of US companies have already done that, for good reason.

LC FX Phillips
Member
LC FX Phillips

But Atlas Shrugged was overwrought http://www.atlas-shrugged-movie.com/2011/04/headline-right-out-of-atlas-shrugged-nlrb-dictates-boeing-operational-plans/ The government has essentially expropriated the rights of the shareholders(exercised through their representatives on the Board of Directors) to the benefits of their property. The government has violated any number of principles including the 5th amendment takings clause as they have removed the property rights of the owners to do with their property as they will. There is a concept in business law that the court can not substitute it’s business judgment for the judgment of those who are actually running the business NLRB has violated this and has made a decision as if… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
Member

To all of the above. Each post I wanted to take a fairly large clip from, and comment. That, in and of itself, makes those comments together. This asshole’s got to go. I don’t care HOW he goes, so long as he does. Proving him illegitimate would be best, because all actions taken by him would then be void. As to the proving, we’ve done that. Or, I should say, we’ve provided evidence. Now the court must act. 1 claimed fact, from his own mouth, is all it will take British father.

LC TerribleTroy
Member
LC TerribleTroy

If I was Boeing I would very publicly begin scouting other countries to relocate, or something along those lines. For what its worth, Boeing is involved in a LOT more that just aircraft manufacturing. I personally know of a “facility” that has signs that indicate it is a Boeing facility when in fact it is something entirely different. I know this because in a former life I was a instructor for the security personnel assigned there. And my Brother was also assigned there. Is South Carolina a Red State or a Blue State? Wasn’t it FDR that paid back States… Read more »

LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
Member

We’ve been talking about this over at BELMONT CLUB. My $0.02: 82. Subotai Bahadur #70 beverly and #77 Matt This is a power grab that Mussolini would have appreciated. It is not quite Directive 10-289, but it is a step. The problem is like that in ATLAS SHRUGGED, absent a settled rule of civil law [which is what also largely obtains now in the corporate world] there is little that a company can do when faced with State lawlessness. Discussing it elsewhere, it was brought up that Boeing has several divisions; with the Commercial Aircraft division separate from the military… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Member

so who will the union folk work for when the companies like Boeing say screw it and move overseas? Are there really that many government jobs available for them?

Radical Redneck
Member
Radical Redneck

Talk radio host so amazed and flabbergasted after Kayinsane calls they play 15 straight minutes of commercials! afterwards :em95: I called into WGAN560 radio when Mikey (the right wing nutjob) and Ken (the Democrat) were talking about the labor mural. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I picked up the cell phone to tell Mikey the truth (something the boy hates!): I then told Mikey that I had a great idea for a new mural: one of Paul LePage *SPIT* shining the shoes of the Koch Brothers! There was a moment of silence after I said the words out loud… Read more »

mousseman
Member
mousseman

Response to Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @:

so who will the union folk work for when the companies like Boeing say screw it and move overseas? Are there really that many government jobs available for them?

Depends on how much the dollar shall be worth compared to the Swiss Franc. If they want to pay ten dollars for one Franc, then yes. Else, no.

LC Xystus
Member

Apparently the ITW knows more about aircraft manufacture than Boeing, who now have become mysteriously incompetent. (Like Mr./D. Science, he certainly knows more than you do!) :em93: Obviously they need to hire him, & fast! :em95:

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Member

LC Xystus says: Apparently the ITW knows more about aircraft manufacture than Boeing, who now have become mysteriously incompetent. (Like Mr./D. Science, he certainly knows more than you do!) Obviously they need to hire him, & fast! Deej is right about the outsourcing on the 787, it’s been a nightmare regarding tolerances and that. I know an engineer who is working on the project and he now spends most of his time flying to the out of state contractors to oversee their manufacturing. That said, I disagree with him on the reasons for both Boeing corporate and the 787 assembly… Read more »

Samsapeel1
Member
Samsapeel1

Unions are argued to be Constituional based on the created right to freedom of association. In a State which is not a “right to work” State, this is manifestly untrue. This alleged freedom of association of the “Union” cannot exist unless created by denying the freedom of association of both the company and the individual worker.

Thus, every State which is not a “right to work” State is in violation of its citizens’ right to freedom of association.

Darth Venomous
Member

We are talking about an entire line that has not been certified airworthy yet.

So much for that union “tribal knowledge” you were touting…

Elephant Man
Member
Elephant Man

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a War On Easter to conduct. I might even have time to perform an abortion or two…

I’m surprised you have the time what with all the ‘sooper sekret” missions to the Middle East, hobnobbing with the political elite, advising key players in the radio entertainment industry, consulting with friends and “experts” on (insert whatever topic is being discussed here) etc. etc.

Our ITW is a regular Buckaroo Banzai…….. 🙄 :em01:

Elephant Man
Member
Elephant Man

Did a little web searching and found this article:

Union-Boeing lawsuit may take years

Basically, it says that while a protracted legal battle goes on, the S.C. plant is going to open as scheduled.

By the way:

We are talking about an entire line that has not been certified airworthy yet.

The 787 Dreamliner passed its airworthiness testing back in January 2010.

The first deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

Tallulah
Member
Tallulah

In other union news, the LEFTWADS are passing THIS around. A Bolshie pal of mine sent it to me, all unsuspecting. I suggest that we, you know, pass on the list to OUR pals. “Boycott businesses that support Scott Walker!” Hi – These products are made by companies who helped to elect Scott Walker who as you know wants to “severely curtail” collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin. Here is the list of products and stores you might want to “severely curtail” from your shopping list and from places you shop. Feel free to press delete if this list somehow offends… Read more »

LC Xystus
Member

The HarangueOutan shrieked:

I apparently know a lot more about it than you do.

Duh. Notice that I claimed no knowledge of aircraft manufacture. :em93:

LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
Member

#22 Tallulah Thanks for the list of who to support. Some of those brands aren’t out here, but I will do what I can with one exception. I admit that even for the sake of politics, I will NOT drink Miller or Coors. Life is too short to drink bad beer. Besides the rumor that Coors mistreats the horses that furnish the main ingredient of their brew; the Coors family of Golden, Colorado [“pure Rocky Mountain spring water?”] are also financial patrons of the Get-Along-at-all-costs-with-the-Democrats-at-the-expense-of-Conservatives RINO’s here in Colorado. While the unions hate Coors for what happened there generations ago;… Read more »

lc purple raider
Member

Response to Tallulah @:

Johnsonville Sausage – Check.

Georgia Pacific – Check.

Walmart – Check.

Well, lets just say, I’m a big backer of Governor Walker, without even knowing it.

Cricket
Member
Cricket

Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8

Next: The warranty issues aside (reworking of parts and pieces), define ‘profit taking’ versus profit making. You see, there is profit before tax (federal) which we call ‘earnings before taxes’ and even though you say Boeing has huge tax breaks locally, they still have to pay the corporate rate of income tax, as do their shareholders when a dividend is paid. So, if Boeing posted profits before taxes and expenses, that would indeed, be eye-brow raising. But, warranty issues are an expense, and still come off the bottom line.

Cricket
Member
Cricket

The eeeeevil union giveth and the eeeeeevil union taketh away. If a union member gets a 20% pay raise, so does the union representation. Have a good reast of the week!

Elephant Man
Member
Elephant Man

Naw, I just get tired of the stupid shit. Yep, I really think I did strike a nerve. If you were really as ‘laize faire” as you attempt to portray yourself, you wouldn’t have launched into a such a strident, self-righteous screed. And speaking of stupid shit, perhaps a lot of the people here are tired of the ridiculous leftist talking points and memes that you parrot as “fact” on a regular basis. They aren’t even original. Whatever harangue of the week being spoon fed to ‘The Media” by the democrats, you’re sure to broadcast it here. Was I “insinuating?’… Read more »

Elephant Man
Member
Elephant Man

If you were really as ‘laize faire” as you attempt to portray yourself,

That’s supposed to be “laissez faire”.

PIMF dammit! :em41: :em98: :em99:

Darth Venomous
Member

That’s right, I do have friends who have worked at Boeing for a long time. Some are probably Liberals, and others are probably Conservatives. “Probably”? Sounds as if you don’t know for certain. (Curious, since you seem to be my-mind-is-made-up-don’t-confuse-me-with-the-facts certain on most everything else.) I tend to think, given King County’s general political makeup, one can make an educated guess as to the leanings. (EDIT: Clarification – You say “some” and “others”. I’d guess “damned near all” and “not very effing many”.) But all seem to tell the same stories. The difference is that the people I am using… Read more »