Senator Jim DeMint sent a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request on the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing for expanding and building in South Carolina. DeMint wants documentation that dates back to President Obama’s inauguration to help him better determine why the NLRB filed the complaint. DeMint says he expects a fight.
They’ll drag it out for months. We are going to continue to pressure them because what they’ve done is absurd. I think it’s tyrannical. It’s something you would expect in a third world nation, not in the United States. These are unelected, unaccounted bureaucrats that should not have the power to push around a major company like Boeing.
DeMint says the NLRB wants to scare any other company from locating in a right-to-work state, like South Carolina. The senator says he thinks the NLRB knows they will not win the case against Boeing–calling for the manufacturer to move back to Washington. But, he says it’s a political fight for sure.
This little vicious cycle that the Democrats and unions have going is the Democrats try to promote unionism and the unionism promote Democrats and they just keep going. But, the good news is Americans aren’t stupid. Union membership is declining and now over half of the union members in the country work for the government and that’s something I think a lot of states are figuring out is just an impossible situation to deal with.
The NLRB complaint says Boeing built its 787 Jetliner Final Assembly plant in South Carolina to avoid the union strike in Washington.
The International Machinists Union, the NLRB and Boeing officials will go before an administrative law judge next Tuesday (June 14) in Seattle.