In case you had any question, union bullying is still alive and well. No, I’m not referring to the recent confrontation in Wisconsin where protesters effectively shut down the state’s government for weeks and carried signs comparing elected officials to Nazis, because they were seeking to solve a serious budget shortfall by limiting collective bargaining rights for public-sector workers.
The latest example of big government and big labor collaborating to intimidate business has much larger implications, especially at a time when unemployment remains high and the economy is still weakly sputtering along.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – a relic of New Deal era politics – has filed suit against Boeing over plans the giant aerospace company is implementing to build the new 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina. The NLRB, which is carrying water for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), is seeking an injunction to force Boeing to