Image: Boeing 787 Dreamliner
by the Left Coast Rebel
It's about time that captains of industry stand up and says 'hell no!' to the central planners in DC.
Lockstep in unison with myriad cabals of unions, looters in Washington pose the greatest threat to our freedoms, free market and up-until-now vastly superior way of life that this nation has ever seen.
Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO of the Boeing Co, tells the story of union thuggishness and what it means for our competitiveness and future; saying what needs to be said in today's Wall Street Journal:
Deep into the recent recession, Boeing decided to invest more than $1 billion in a new factory in South Carolina. Surging global demand for our innovative, new 787 Dreamliner exceeded what we could build on one production line and we needed to open another.I'm sure that you are familiar with the story of the NLRB union and the location of Boeing's Dreamliner airliner.
This was good news for Boeing and for the economy. The new jetliner assembly plant would be the first one built in the U.S. in 40 years. It would create new American jobs at a time when most employers are hunkered down. It would expand the domestic footprint of the nation's leading exporter and make it more competitive against emerging plane makers from China, Russia and elsewhere. And it would bring hope to a state burdened by double-digit unemployment—with the construction phase alone estimated to create more than 9,000 total jobs.
Yet the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) believes it was a mistake and that our actions were unlawful. It claims we improperly transferred existing work, and that our decision reflected "animus" and constituted "retaliation" against union-represented employees in Washington state. Its remedy: Reverse course, Boeing, and build the assembly line where we tell you to build it.
Read the rest of McNerney's piece at the link.
I hope this points to more business leaders taking a stand for the good of their businesses and our nation.
Also Read: At The New American, "Rand Paul: Does the White House Have an Enemies List?"