Monday, September 14, 2009

S.C. Boeing workers vote for freedom

Michelle Malkin notes this encouraging news from the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier:
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. . . .
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.
Free labor's competitive advantage is always important, but more obvious in a time of economic stagnation.

It was during the 1970s, when the steel mills and other industrial plants of the unionized Northeast and upper Midwest were laying off thousands, that the economic vitality of the "Sun Belt" became such a contrast with the misery of the "Rust Belt." And the right-to-work laws of the Southern and Western states were the chief reason for this remarkable shift.


  1. South Carolina is serious about nabbing this work from Washington State.

  2. Why you durn Sons of the Confederacy!

    It's a fiscal Fort Sumter, by billy jingo!

  3. I saw this item a couple of days ago and thought that if the "card-check" legislation is brought up in this term of Congress, my senator, Jim DeMint should make sure that it contains a "reverse card-check" such that if over 50% sign up for a dissolution of union that it should count just as much as the card-check counts to create a union