December 9, 2011
(campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com @PhilipaKlein) If there was still any lingering doubt that the Obama administration was in the back pocket of unions, that should end today, as the National Labor Relations Board dropped its lawsuit against Boeing at the urging of a union.
In April, NLRB acting general counsel Lafe Solomon sued Boeing for building a non-union factory in South Carolina — demanding that they move the work to unionized Washington state. Solomon stuck with his case even though it rested on a flawed legal theory — and even as a Democratic former chairman of the NLRB criticized the action “unprecedented.” But last week, Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers reached a deal that was subsequently approved by union members. The New York Times now 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.
So there you have it. A lawsuit that was brought at the behest of the union is now ended at the behest of the union.
While some people will now like to forget this whole episode, it’s important to remember what happened here. As I noted last week, this has all the characteristics of a shake down. The South Carolina factory that was at the center of this case — that we were told represented an illegal retaliation against the union — still remains open. But Boeing has agreed to build another airplane model at a unionized factory in Washington state and to offer the union a raft of salary and benefit increases. The union got paid, so now the Obama administration can withdraw its lawsuit. Talk about Gangster Government.
I wish I was in a union. Then I would have work, but unions are controlled by elitists… and a Zionist Jew like myself is not welcome