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Do Unions Want to be Hated?


I don’t hate unions. They once served a gallant purpose. But labor bosses today are pushing me into that direction.

The way they demonize anyone who even thinks about not supporting them. The way they bully businesses – especially small business into supporting their cause makes me want to say “to hell with all of ‘em!”

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is doing their bidding. Take the Boeing/South Carolina issue as an example. The NLRB is suing the move because they say it is unlawful to transfer work to a non-union factory. But the work in question is for new work. No current union employee is losing work or being laid off or fired.

By its own admission, it lays out why this claim is completely bogus. The follow is from an NLRB news release.

“Boeing announced in 2007 that it planned to assemble seven 787 Dreamliner airplanes per month in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, where its employees have long been represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The company later said that it would create a second production line to assemble an additional three planes a month to address a growing backlog of orders. In October 2009, Boeing announced that it would locate that second line at the non-union facility.”

Now, the NLRB is planning lawsuits against the states of Arizona and South Dakota for… wait for it… for secret ballot provisions in those respective states.

So secret ballots are illegal now? I wonder how that would stand up against the voting laws of the Civil Rights Act.

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3 responses to “Do Unions Want to be Hated?

  1. itsonlywords May 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    As you correctly point out, it’s not even a “move!” Everyone acknowledges that the new plant won’t cause a single job to be lost in Washington State. What is the next step? New businesses can only be developed in closed-shop states?

  2. Chris May 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Couldn’t agree more. Unions first came about to secure safe and fair working conditions for workers – primarily in factor-type settings. The foundations of Unions paved the way to many reasonable employment laws and regulations and should be commended. However, as many with many things that start off with good intentions, Unions have morphed into negative liabilities for the business community. Far worse are public unions whom take the tax payers’ purse for granted because the bottom line of profitability – which is usually obvious in the private sector- is blurred when it comes to vital and neccessary public services. When will Unions realize they are biting the very hand that feeds them?

  3. Greg May 11, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Unions must now be seen not as the self-described “champion of the working man”, but rather for what they really are: an arm of the Democrat Party. Without union money and organization, Democrats wouldn’t be as successful at the ballot box as they are now. What that translates to is a form of deeply ingrained corruption. Special interest money flows to a politician, who in turn does the bidding of the funding source… So, when that funding source is threatened or in jeopardy (Wisconsin?) and thus Democrat political power is endangered…well you saw the result for yourselves.

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