NLRB drops case against Boeing Update: Issa still to investigate NLRB

posted at 1:10 pm on December 9, 2011 by Tina Korbe

An official with the National Labor Relations Board announced today that the Board will drop its controversial case against Boeing, The New York Times reports.

The N.L.R.B.’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the labor board had decided to end the case after the machinists’ union — which originally asked for the case to be brought — had urged the board on Thursday to withdraw it.

On Wednesday night, the union announced that 74 percent of its 31,000 Boeing workers in Washington State had voted to ratify a four-year contract extension that includes substantial raises, unusual job security provisions and a commitment by Boeing to expand aircraft production in the Puget Sound area.

Mr. Solomon had filed the case against Boeing last April. Agreeing with the union’s position, he asserted that Boeing’s decision to build the $750 million plant in South Carolina constituted illegal retaliation against the union’s members in Washington for having engaged in their federally protected right to strike.

When I first read the NYT headline, I cheered. But the NLRB’s decision is actually somewhat of a mixed blessing. Just the threat of the case was clearly a powerful tool in the union’s negotiation of its contract renewal. Note that Boeing has agreed to expand aircraft production in the Puget Sound Area. That’s probably a sound business decision in the current climate: Better to agree to expand production in a state beset with union strife than to have to face a hostile NLRB.

But, from the very beginning, Boeing’s decision to open a new aircraft production plant in South Carolina was less a punishment of union workers in Washington than it was a reward for the leaders of South Carolina, who have conscientiously worked to make the state appealing to investors. Yes, the decision meant more new jobs for South Carolina and fewer new jobs for Washington — but it didn’t mean presently employed Washington workers would face layoffs. All of which is to say: Boeing should never have had to face this case in the first place — and the unions were still able to use the case to extort concessions from the company.

Furthermore, this could make it easier for the NLRB to follow through with its plans to institute snap elections and other disastrous policies. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would block any Obama nominee to the NLRB as long as the Board pursued the case against Boeing. Now that the NLRB has dropped the case, Republican opposition to new nominees might not be as unwavering. An NLRB filled with Obama appointees would be even more biased toward unions than the Board we have now. Republicans in Washington need to remember this case as a warning — and still work to limit the unwarranted power of the NLRB.

Update: Rep. Darrell Issa, at least, won’t be fooled out of investigating the NLRB just because the Board dropped the case against Boeing. Check out Erika Johnsen’s excellent post for more.


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Note that Boeing has agreed to expand aircraft production in the Puget Sound Area.

Better Washington state than China.

pseudonominus on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Will take it !!!!

pambi on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Acronym v. _________ has become the norm.

The Oven on December 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

When Obozo is booted out next year the new Republican controlled Congress should simply eliminate it.

Gingrich will enjoy signing that piece of legislation.

Bubba Redneck on December 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

As soon as Boeing gets established in the south, they can close the Washington plants and tell the workers to go suck at the union teat.

GarandFan on December 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

But. But. But. Federal law. – crr6

lorien1973 on December 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I always wondered why South Carolina didn’t argue that the NLRB’s suit was racist. Boeing, after all, was one of the American companies that signed on to the amicus brief in Grutter v. Bollinger saying affirmative action is good for helping to have a diverse workforce to compete in a global market. Well assuming Boeing is true to their word in that brief, and they employ diversity in their hiring practices, they would absolutely put a lot more blacks to work in SC, which has the fifth highest percentage of black residents of any state, than in Washington, which ranks 36th in that category. Matter of fact, five of the six states with over 25% blacks are right to work; Maryland is the exception. So the Democrats’ pro organized labor policies designed to keep firms from going to SC, Alabama, Georgia, etc. is at the same time hurting African-Americans, a core Democratic constituency. They should get called on that once in a while and asked why they put northern unions ahead of southern blacks.

radjah shelduck on December 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Note that Boeing has agreed to expand aircraft production in the Puget Sound Area.

From what I understand, Boeing had already decided to do this. It was no concession on their part. The union got nothing for their efforts; and the NLRB’s lifespan may be nearing an end because of it. It didn’t pan out very well.

lorien1973 on December 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Look for bundled donations from Boeing execs to the re-elect Obamanure committee. Watch the other hand.

Boeing and SC workers should of course sue the balls off the government for lost profits and wages.

Western_Civ on December 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I just wonder how much money Boeing has spent to deal with these union thugs threats? I am happy for SC and the workers for Boeing there. If graham says he will vote for nirb board, be careful graham, it probably is a trap for you from bho and union thugs?
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letget on December 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

But. But. But. Great decision! – crrr6

Heh, I hope whoever got that one isn’t banned. :-)

MNHawk on December 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

abolish the NLRB. It has no justified existence.

kenny on December 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Just wait and see what happens if OBAMA wins re-election.

America……’member that chicken that came home to whoost in Jan 2009? (that Jeremiah Wright was talkin ’bout)..

..baby you’ll be seeing the WHOLE FREEGIN HENHOUSE setting up shop in the U.S. of A. after Nov 2012 if Obama wins.

PappyD61 on December 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Oh wow! A sure-fire crr6 thread!

Chip with a prog in her throat on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

But seriously, how is it a private entity (this group of leftist union trash) can determine whether or now official government law enforcement action is to be taken or not?

Aren’t we a nation of laws?

MNHawk on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

the federal govt has overreached its self. we stopped card check. lets keep up the fight.

gemini on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Union Appeasement

Kini on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

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:-)

PappyD61 on December 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Will take it !!!!

pambi on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Yep. I hate the NLRB & I’m not fond of the Machinists Union, but one of my best buddies is a Boeing riveter at one of the WA plants who lives in constant fear of going on strike.

Between this and the purchase that FedEx (I think it’s FedEx) is making he and his family will be able to sleep better at night.

29Victor on December 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM

It seems like there is a freaking union something or other concerning Boeing every year.

Maybe it is time for the union to leave Boeing…. especially since their “leaders” are being investigated with other union leaders on “board meetings”.

upinak on December 9, 2011 at 1:20 PM

You almost swerved into additional truth if you change:

“Yes, the decision meant more new jobs for South Carolina and fewer new jobs for Washington”

to

“Yes, the decision meant more new jobs for South Carolina and fewer new jobs for Washington D.C.”

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Union Appeasement

Kini on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

nuff said

cmsinaz on December 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Wonder if this will score Governor Haley some extra points? She was a very vocal critic of the NLRB over this suit.

Hope so, she’s a keeper, IMHO.

Flora Duh on December 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM

When Obozo is booted out next year the new Republican controlled Congress should simply eliminate it.

Gingrich will enjoy signing that piece of legislation.

Bubba Redneck on December 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

And Romney would get a thrill from vetoing it. It would make him look “moderate”.

Bleh.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on December 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM

This situation illustrates why Gingrich and Romney are such poor choices for POTUS. It’s a toss-up, a mere guess, whether either of these pols would sign a bill abolishing the NLRB.

nueces on December 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

But, from the very beginning, Boeing’s decision to open a new aircraft production plant in South Carolina was less a punishment of union workers in Washington than it was a reward for the leaders of South Carolina

Kind of…Boeing left and moved their headquarters to Chicago due to very stupid liberal and expensive rules/demands in WA/Seattle.

Union bosses are not for blue color jobs in the U.S. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are not for jobs in the U.S. Period

Otherwise they’d be for the Canadian pipeline project.

Not only will the jobs be lost, but China will get the resources too.

Obama, Pelosi, Reid, the union ‘leaer’ thugs are all against their sheeple. If only the latter w/b so smart to vote against those who punish them in the daylight.

Sheeple deserve their modern day plantations. People who subvert their given freedom don’t deserve it.

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM

From what I understand, Boeing had already decided to do this. It was no concession on their part. The union got nothing for their efforts; and the NLRB’s lifespan may be nearing an end because of it. It didn’t pan out very well.

lorien1973 on December 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

And now Boeing doesn’t have to worry about a strike for a few additional years. That’s good for both the company and the employees.

Hopefully now that the NLRB had been outed as partisan & power mad hopefully a Republican Congress will castrate it or get rid of it alltogether.

29Victor on December 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Better Washington state than China.

pseudonominus on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Lots of Boeing plane subassemblies are already made in China.

Schadenfreude on December 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Republicans in Washington need to remember this case as a warning — and still work to limit the unwarrantedunconstitutional power of the NLRB.

Fixed it.

BierManVA on December 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

And Romney would get a thrill from vetoing it. It would make him look “moderate”.

Bleh.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on December 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Now that would be an interesting debate question. “In five words or less; if you are elected president, what will you do with the NLRB?”

29Victor on December 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Better Washington state than China Alabama or South Carolina.

pseudonominus on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Fixed

Christien on December 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I assume that this is another obama political retreat, in advance of the election, because this would leave him way vulnerable to the middle class he’s now trying to portray himself champion of.

A simple phone call to the union: we need you to stand down in this suit. Don’t worry, we’ll see you are compensated. And then the public announcement that NLRB is dropping the case because the union stood down. Very simple political alchemy, from a very politicized administration.

As with Sebelius’ Plan B decision, this is Gangster government towing the line just a little because of a precarious election. God help us if the restraints are taken off.

paul1149 on December 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM

But seriously, how is it a private entity (this group of leftist union trash) can determine whether or now official government law enforcement action is to be taken or not?

Aren’t we a nation of laws?

MNHawk on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

One has to assume you neglected the sarc tag on that remark.

Tim Zank on December 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Union Appeasement

Kini on December 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM

nuff said

cmsinaz on December 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Just hope this isn’t setting a new standard where unions can throw out B.S. demands while being backed by the feds until they agree to a “compromise,” aka a nice payoff.

ugh………………….

jfox21 on December 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM

You can steal more money with a smile and a gun, than with just a smile. Al Capone.

a capella on December 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Abolish the NLRB. It has no justified existence.

kenny on December 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I agree. Say, have we defunded the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NPR or PBS, yet?

2012. So, much to do and so little time.

Fallon on December 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM

When did freedom to do bussiness where you want become regulated?

Semiteconservative on December 9, 2011 at 1:39 PM

What I find most interesting about this is that the NLRB is essentially stating, openly and for the record, “Yeah, our suit never really was that important, or something that needed to be pursued on principal, we were just negotiating on the behalf of the Machinists Union.”

Is it possible to NOT read their announcement that way?

dougwinship on December 9, 2011 at 1:40 PM

But what will be made of the Granny Nannies? You know, those of us who take care of our elders, at home? The ones the SEIU has their claws upon?

Will I have to pay dues to the SEIU to take care of my Mom?

I’m so powerless. I just need to know that the SEIU will be doing to me.
/NOT

Key West Reader on December 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Every union worker gets $5,000 bonus.

I hear it on the local news up here. It’s sickening what went down.

p0s3r on December 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM

nuff said

cmsinaz on December 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Just hope this isn’t setting a new standard where unions can throw out B.S. demands while being backed by the feds until they agree to a “compromise,” aka a nice payoff.

ugh………………….

jfox21 on December 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Furthermore, this could make it easier for the NLRB to follow through with its plans to institute snap elections and other disastrous policies.

I think Tina nailed it!

Kini on December 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Try as they might Union’s are a dying breed, IMHO. Most people that I know don’t feel that the unions do anything other than take their money & run but here in Illinois they have to become members if they want the job & to me that doesn’t seem fair at all. Perhaps 100 years ago Unions were a necessary thing but today I don’t feel they are worth the money they charge in dues & most of all in the support that they offer their members.

I was in a union in the late 80′s & absolutely despised the entire experience. Seemed to me that all they did was cover the useless & when productive members had grievances or problems they didn’t seem to care at all. That was my experience at least.

The tide is turning….slowly….

Chinatola on December 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM

This situation illustrates why Gingrich and Romney are such poor choices for POTUS. It’s a toss-up, a mere guess, whether either of these pols would sign a bill abolishing the NLRB.

nueces on December 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM

I couldn’t find anything about Governor Romney’s position on the NLRB, other than videos and news articles where he blasted them and Obama over the lawsuit against Boeing.

As for Speaker Gingrich, this is from an article in The American Spectator.

Gingrich adds, “To further empower job creators, we must get rid of regulations that prevent them from growing and hiring. This means taking decision-making power from bureaucrats who don’t know how job creation works.” That would include repealing the Dodd-Frank regulatory tsunami threatening to swamp the nation’s financial system, and replacing the Environmental Protection Agency with an Environmental Solutions Agency “that will operate on the premise that most environmental problems can and should be solved by states and local communities…and focus on incentives for new solutions, research and technologies.” Gingrich would also replace the National Labor Relations Board with “a new common sense organization for labor-management relations,” and reform the Food and Drug Administration to fast track wonder drug breakthroughs.

Flora Duh on December 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

I agree. Say, have we defunded the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, NPR or PBS, yet?

2012. So, much to do and so little time.

Fallon on December 9, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I have. I built a little HO-scale model of Washington, D.C. in the basement. I also went ahead and burned the Dept of Education to the ground, just to make sure.

TexasDan on December 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

The unions are committing murder-suicide on Boeing like it is doing in the auto industry. Yeah, congratulations on the big raises and increased benefits. A lot of good that will do when Boeing files for bankruptcy and you all lose your jobs.
Idiots.

Dexter_Alarius on December 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Well, thank god for that. Now all we have to do is pass the new Anti Dog Eat Dog Act in the Senate. aka the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act.

Egfrow on December 9, 2011 at 1:57 PM

As the regime starts to clean up some of their mess
before next year’s election….

They’ll be VERY busy

amadan on December 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Just got my password. Thanks. Testing….

Puma for Life on December 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM

We’ll see what the NLRB does when Sears pack up and tells Chicago to stuff their taxes and brings the jobs to Austin, TX.

Ed in Texas on December 9, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Test

Bulletchaser on December 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM

I am surprised that the Unions have such a strong grip on Boeing, given the record of Unions killing Airlines like Eastern, Braniff, Pan-AM, etc.

Bulletchaser on December 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

The unions are committing murder-suicide on Boeing like it is doing in the auto industry. Yeah, congratulations on the big raises and increased benefits. A lot of good that will do when Boeing files for bankruptcy and you all lose your jobs.
Idiots.

Dexter_Alarius on December 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I spoke with a rep from the machinist union right before the vote. He wasn’t happy with the deal. They feel they took less than what they deserve…. I couldn’t believe he was telling me that with a straight face. He said the only reason they’ll vote yes for it, is due to how a strike would be perceived by the public right now. A teacher’s union in Tacoma went on strike earlier this year and Washingtonians were none too pleased. Luckily Boeing is doing really well right now… but it’s insane how entitled these union members feel.

luckedout26 on December 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

My understanding is that Boeing agreed to keep the building of latest version of the 737 in Washington State. If so this should leave them room for the “Dreamliner” in SC.

oldbearak on December 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

This is good news, overall…

Look for the NEXT plant outside a union state to get built a lot faster…

Sorry, crr6… we miss you, but not that much…

Khun Joe on December 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Unions:

Up above the concourses at DFW airport Dallas/Ft.Worth, between the drop celings and the roof,,,nice little apartment like living qts. the mechanics union members and baggage handlers have built over the years to sleep in while they are on the over time clock.

American Airlines filed for bankruptcy.

Cause and effect.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 9, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Everyone involved in the anal inspection of the NLRB, provoked by the Boeing issue, needs to keep up the pressure. Keep probing, threatening, and violating this agency as if nothing has changed. Because nothing has.

MikeinPRCA on December 9, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Bad decision by Boeing if you ask me. 4 years from now they’ll be dealing with these thugs again. But hopefully, the NLRB will be disbanded or chock full of “F you, unions!” types of people. (Pick me! Pick me! to be on the NLRB)

SouthernGent on December 9, 2011 at 2:19 PM

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would block any Obama nominee to the NLRB as long as the Board pursued the case against Boeing. Now that the NLRB has dropped the case, Republican opposition to new nominees might not be as unwavering. An NLRB filled with Obama appointees would be even more biased toward unions than the Board we have now. Republicans in Washington need to remember this case as a warning — and still work to limit the unwarranted power of the NLRB.

This.

I love how everyone assumes that our spineless GOP leaders will take a stand against anything. I would bet a dollar that suddenly Graham goes back to more friendly terms with the Dems now that the NLRB case is done. All bluster…no action. That’s the GOP these days.

search4truth on December 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Sorry, crr6… we miss you, but not that much…

Khun Joe on December 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Was she hit by the banhammer? If so, what happened?

I prefer the new conservative alternative, crrr6, in any event.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on December 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM

As a business owner, the NLRB is a complete waste. They exist only to make American manufacturing weak and uncompetitive.

kpguru on December 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I also went ahead and burned the Dept of Education to the ground, just to make sure.

TexasDan on December 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Heh. That reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes – Calvin fantasizing flying an F-16 (or was it an F-15 or an F-4?) and bombing his school.

Marcola on December 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM

…towing the line…
paul1149 on December 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Argh! This drives me crazy!

Not to single out paul, as I’ve seen many others do it too, but just for reference, the expression is “Toeing the line” not “Towing the line”.

It’s a military term tat refers to standing in a straight line with everyone’s toes lining up. So, to “toe the line” means that you have “fallen in” and are at one with the rest of the group.

So toe the line and use your idioms correctly, soldier!

;)

wearyman on December 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM

As already noted above, not only a bad decision for Boeing (and by Boeing), but one that will also affect other companies’ decisions in the future when they have to face unions.

riddick on December 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

My Mom’s on SS. I take care of her, in her own home. Just got a notice that I’m now a Unionized worker.

How does that work if I don’t charge me Mom with caring for her? She’s my mom. Now I have to pay $25/month in dues to SEIU?

W.T.F.

Key West Reader on December 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

yeah, there’s no mixed blessing here. Barry’s shakedown crew is purring along…this is really what ‘community organizer’ is all about…get proletarian types to do some direct action against deep pockets or government agency and wait for the money to be disgorged. The proletariat gets their ‘fair share’ and the organizer skims off a little fore himself (finder’s fee)

r keller on December 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Dropping something that never should have come up or be initiated in the first place? “Thank you for not robbing me of all my money! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
This is how slaves are made.

Amendment X on December 9, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Note to self:

Anyone on SS who has a private care taker is now under SEIU.

Winning.

Key West Reader on December 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

MittRomney: NLRB’s decision to drop suit against Boeing is welcome step, but acting at request of union bosses tells us who is calling shots.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Better Washington state than China.
pseudonominus on December 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM
Lots of Boeing plane subassemblies are already made in China.
Schadenfreude on December 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM

That is disturbing

Eff this deal

it’s a deal where the NLRB and unions should have had no weight in their position

it’s so upsidedown where employee orders the employer

Sonosam on December 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM

I love how everyone assumes that our spineless GOP leaders will take a stand against anything. I would bet a dollar that suddenly Graham goes back to more friendly terms with the Dems now that the NLRB case is done. All bluster…no action. That’s the GOP these days.

search4truth on December 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM
.

Graham will now go back to his Supreme Court nomination mantra of ‘elections have consequences’and roll over for whomever Scooter nominates. He has no spine.

ljmesq on December 9, 2011 at 3:34 PM

The NLRB dropped the case because their master told them to heel.

Now that the unionists have successfully extorted their employer, it would be bad faith NOT to call off the attack dog.

rwenger43 on December 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Wasn’t the nlrb one of the three federal agencies that hot gas guy was gonna close if enough 21 year olds vote for him, if not it should be.

ConcealedKerry on December 9, 2011 at 3:42 PM

As the NLRB and every other extortionist knows, you take what you can and then disappear without making further waves. The NLRB extortion accidentally went public and now the admin is taking what they can and covering their tracks. Definitely an agency screaming for defunding.

LarryinLA on December 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Graham will now go back to his Supreme Court nomination mantra of ‘elections have consequences’and roll over for whomever Scooter nominates. He has no spine.

ljmesq on December 9, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Sure, he has a spine. He’s demonstrated it numerous times to other Republicans.

I used to be represented by Graham, and occasionally I still wish I were, because my Georgia (R) Senators are consistently worse than him. Graham’s problem is that he follows several different codes of behavior that often conflict with each other—code of conservatism/code of the Senate/code of reserve military officer/code of a Southern gentleman/code of John McCain (whose moods are determined by Cindy’s choice of perfume)’s protege/etc.–in other words, Graham looks at any contentious issue from numerous perspectives, and then chooses the one that allows him to wear the whitest hat. While he is far more principled than Barry O’bama, he is in many ways just as poor a leader, because he makes himself unfollowable (which to me is the the #1 requirement for leadership–Be Followable!!)

Our problem with Graham is that we conservatives gave him a more prominent place in DC than his personal conservatism warranted. The average voter in SC is more conservative than their senior Senator.

rwenger43 on December 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Keep after them, Issa!!!

ladyingray on December 9, 2011 at 6:01 PM

The people of South Carolina are still pissed-off at the NLRB and Washington. The question is, does the NLRB really have the power to do what it attempted to do against Boeing for locating a plant in a Right to Work state? If it does, it has way, way too much power. And, should be reeled-in by Congress.

SC.Charlie on December 9, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa, at least, won’t be fooled out of investigating the NLRB just because the Board dropped the case against Boeing.

I heart Darryl Issa and HotAir!

Just received my password and am thrilled to finally have a “voice” at this wonderful site — been a fan for years!

SheVee on December 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Lindsey Graham isn’t falling for it. In today’s The State:
“Unfortunately, real and serious damage to America’s competitiveness has already been done,” DeMint said. “A precedent has been set by the NLRB that they will attack businesses in forced-unionism states that try to create jobs in right-to-work states.”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Seneca Republican, called for a congressional investigation and said he’ll continue an indefinite hold on President Barack Obama’s nominees to the NLRB.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2011/12/10/2074899/labor-board-drops-boeing-complaint.html#ixzz1g99hDLLb

Pest on December 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

If President Barack Obama cannot nominate and receive Congressional approval of a new NLRB member by the end of the year, the board will shrink from three to two members. Due to a 2010 Supreme Court ruling, it will not be able to make decisions or grant rulings because it needs a quorum.

J_Crater on December 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM