Unions kill jobs: Just ask the unemployed in South Carolina

The Examiner

With an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent, South Carolina is in dire economic straits, and so in desperate need of the 1,000 jobs created by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston.

Unfortunately, in April, the Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board decided that Boeing’s decision to open the Charleston plant was an unlawful retaliation against the company’s unionized work force in Washington State.

Boeing’s decision to relocate some Dreamliner production (the Washington facility will remain open) was driven by the Washington machinists unions’ propensity to strike, a propensity that has cost Boeing a fortune — one 39-day strike in 2008 cost the company an estimated $2 billion.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/06/unions-kill-jobs-just-ask-unemployed-south-carolina#ixzz1PAHYkxp