Pelosi - If They Won’t Unionize, Shut ‘em Down
“The Administration is trying to foist unions on workers, whether they want them or not..”
By Dell Hill
Via The Foundry
an interview late last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities
in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely.
you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South
Carolina because it’s non union?” asked host Maria Bartiromo. Pelosi’s
minority leader quickly added that she would rather it simply unionize
and stay open. But barring unionization, by Pelosi’s reasoning, it
should simply shut down.
is the target of a suit from the National Labor Relations Board, which
accused the company of retaliation against a machinists’ union in its
decision to open a new plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state,
instead of Washington State.
Pelosi may or may not know that workers at the South Carolina plant in question voted resoundingly
(199-68) to decertify their union two years ago. Government policies
that would close the plant for being a non-union shop would simply be
punishing those workers for exercising their right to determine union
representation for themselves.
Administration is trying to foist unions on workers, whether they want
them or not, whether union representation would help them or not,”
Heritage’s James Sherk noted in response to Pelosi’s statement. As for
the more general issue of Boeing’s suit, Sherk called it “a good way of
discouraging businesses from building new factories or plants.”
Perhaps Mrs. Pelosi should unionize the workers in her multi-million dollar wine company in California....or shut it down.