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Boeing, Boeing, Gone

Boeing Dumps the Union




I really don’t think unions are necessary anymore. I am especially annoyed that teachers, cops, firemen, and government employees are all unionized. Sorry, you guys all work for the people, at our pleasure and for what we’re willing to pay. No unions for you.

Unions had their place, once upon a time. But with all the safety rules today, and OSHA, and all that government regulation, protecting the workers physically is no longer necessary. And with Equal Opportunity, and how any woman or minority has a very easy path to checking out if their company is doing Equal Pay for Equal Work for those Equally Qualified, unions are no longer necessary to protect the earning potential of the workers.

I am especially against national unions. I belonged to the UFCW for 13 years. I was a shop steward. I went to the contract meetings. I did everything I could for the union. And the one and only time I needed their help, they let me down. I was a superb retail employee, and got nothing for it, other than the same 25¢ per hour every 6 months just like everybody else. So screw them all. Big unions are corrupt, period. If you have any skills at all, then a union holds you back. And now it looks like Boeing might have figured that out.

h/t to Michelle Malkin, where all the interesting news stories wind up.


Boeing Co. employees vote to disband union

Boeing Co. workers in North Charleston voted overwhelmingly to disband their union in a move that could give the region an edge in landing an aircraft plant the company is looking to build.

Of the 267 ballots cast, 199 were in favor of decertifying the election that made them members of the International Association of Machinists. The company was pleased; the union was disappointed.

The local plant makes rear fuselage sections for Boeing’s 787, a new fast-selling lightweight jet that has been delayed by snags with suppliers and an eight-week strike last year by the IAM.

Boeing has said it would consider North Charleston and its manufacturing hub outside Seattle, among other sites, for a new 787 assembly plant. A decision is expected by the end of the year.



One down, 500 to go. Boeing’s manufacturing employees are highly skilled labor. “Joonion? We doan need no steenkin joonion!” Adios.


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