Friday, September 16, 2011

Nearly Two Thirds Believe Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina

by: Les Carpenter
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It comes as no surprise really. A substantial majority of Americans understand businesses exist for one primary purpose. To make money {profit} on the product and or services they provide. It's really as elementary as that.

The American people also understand that for any business to remain viable requires it to maintain a positive cash flow and balance sheet. Remaining competitive is an essential component for any business wishing to achieve long term success.

Rasmussen Reports - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree.

The House is expected to approve a bill barring the NLRB from getting involved with Boeing’s operation of a $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina – a right-to-work state -- instead of Washington State. In April, the labor board filed a complaint against Boeing for opening the plant, claiming they did so in order to retaliate against unionized workers in Washington State for participating in numerous strikes. Boeing attributes low costs for the plant’s location.

Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly side with Boeing on the issue while Democrats are more evenly divided.

While more than 7-out-of-10 private sector workers believe Boeing should be allowed to operate a new, non-union, facility in South Carolina, only 54% of government employees agree.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of union members agree that Boeing should be allowed to operate the South Carolina production plant. {Read More}

As the foregoing clearly highlights, the spirit of capitalism, albeit in its mixed form, is yet alive in American. It is however interesting the smallest percentage {54%} of workers siding with Boeing are Government employees. Although it is not surprising.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I wonder what the results would be if you took this poll in the South Carolina town?

    However, the results of polls should not matter in this. This is really only the business of Boeing and the workers in South Carolina.

  2. Americans have essentialy relinquished their rights to large corporations.

    Good for you really smart libertarians for helping make that happen.

    You should be really proud of yourselves.

    Good for you.


  3. Jersey, this has nothing to with the rights of corporations. Letting the plants open in South Carolina is a victory for the average worker.

  4. From the personal conversations I've had, very few Americans actually know much about this story. Whoever the GOP candidate turns out to be, that candidate had better bring this story to the fore.

    BTW, the wackiest and nosiest neighbor I have works for the NLRB. The woman is forever doing something nutty -- and offensive. For example, she rakes up all her leaves, then dumps them on my property. I kid you not! And she does this even when she sees that I am watching her go to all this work when all she needs to do is pile the leaves at the edge of her property so that the county can suck up said leaves.

    Clearly, my NLRB neighbor views private property as a concept that applies only to her. She truly has the NLRB mentality!

  5. The NLRB right now is strongly against workers rights, and typically sides with unions against the interests of working people.


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