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Boeing labor dispute turns into headache for Obama

Boeing labor dispute turns into headache for Obama

POSTED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:18am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 4:39pm

The government's labor dispute with Boeing Co. is turning into a political headache for President Barack Obama.

Outraged Republicans are keeping up a steady drumbeat of criticism over the National Labor Relations Board's lawsuit against the aerospace giant. And GOP presidential hopefuls are using the issue to attack Obama's economic policies.

The NLRB says Boeing retaliated against its unionized workforce in Washington state by opening a new production line for its 787 airplane in South Carolina. The agency wants a judge to order Boeing to return the work to Washington. Boeing says it did nothing wrong.

The lawsuit is a major story in South Carolina, a crucial early primary state in the GOP presidential race. Republican presidential hopefuls are playing up the issue at debates and campaign stops.

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I think companies should be able to move states without having to worry about the government intervening. Let them make they're own decisions!

obUMMER wants to destroy our economic capability and will take every action that he can to do so and this is just one example. When he has forced all our production and energy companies overseas, all that will be left will be service companies. We will then be well on our way to becoming his ideal: Zimbabwe!!

Just keep going with your socialist ideas. Boeing has already said that if they can't open the plant in SC, they'll open one in Canada. So either way, the union loses and Washington state loses. Just let the American workers in SC go to work.

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