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    South Carolina Boeing workers overwhelmingly vote against unionization

    Workers chose not to unionize.

    Nearly three-quarters of eligible production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant voted Wednesday not to join the International Association of Machinists in a major setback for organized labor.

    The Post & Courier newspaper reported that 2,097 of 2,828 voting workers 74.2 percent cast ballots against unionization.

    Under NLRB rules, workers must wait a year before another union vote. In a statement, Machinists organizer Mike Evans said the union was disappointed with the vote but vowed to stay in close touch with Boeing workers to figure out next steps.

    South Carolina Boeing workers overwhelmingly vote against unionization | Fox News

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    Yeah, that happens all the time, so what's the news? Do you have any idea how many companies vote against unions? Usually they are already well paid employees with a decent pay package so why unionize? Unions usually spring up in places were people are hurt or killed when company profits are more important than human life or when wages and other working conditions are just plain cruel.

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    Yea I was in the airline union and it sucked, I don't blame them.

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    Interesting, Isn't boeing Building the Air Force 1 planes.

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    You know what really amazes me? What the union's "chief organizer" had to say in the wake of the landslide defeat:

    "Boeing management spent a lot of money to make sure power and profits remained concentrated at the very top," said Mike Evans, the union's chief organizer. The union will now have to wait at least a year to petition for another representation vote. "The IAM remains committed to getting Boeing South Carolina workers the respect, wages and consistency they deserve."
    How utterly pompous and presumptuous to suggest the workers aren't being respected by the employer immediately after the workers voted overwhelmingly to have nothign to do with you.

    How about the union respect the wishes of the workers who just voted overwhelmingly for you to go pound sand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Yeah, that happens all the time, so what's the news? Do you have any idea how many companies vote against unions?
    The workers voted against the union. Three quarters of them.

    Unions usually spring up in places were people are hurt or killed when company profits are more important than human life or when wages and other working conditions are just plain cruel.
    That is absolutely bogus.
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    Obama tried to hurt Boeing going to Charleston with the lLabor board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    You know what really amazes me? What the union's "chief organizer" had to say in the wake of the landslide defeat:



    How utterly pompous and presumptuous to suggest the workers aren't being respected by the employer immediately after the workers voted overwhelmingly to have nothign to do with you.

    How about the union respect the wishes of the workers who just voted overwhelmingly for you to go pound sand?



    The workers voted against the union. Three quarters of them.



    That is absolutely bogus.
    The people in Charleston are likely thrilled Boeing set up a plant there. What ass hole would attack the hand that gave them a great job? The company I worked for in SC had the union attempt to organize it.
    The union was sent packing, never to be seen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    You know what really amazes me? What the union's "chief organizer" had to say in the wake of the landslide defeat:



    How utterly pompous and presumptuous to suggest the workers aren't being respected by the employer immediately after the workers voted overwhelmingly to have nothign to do with you.

    How about the union respect the wishes of the workers who just voted overwhelmingly for you to go pound sand?



    The workers voted against the union. Three quarters of them.



    That is absolutely bogus.
    Actually that is completely true, unions fail to organize in companies that have good wages and benefits and decent health and safety records. Why do you think unions spring up in the first place? Answer, because some employers are just shitty, the best way to avoid getting unionized is not to be shitty in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    You know what really amazes me? What the union's "chief organizer" had to say in the wake of the landslide defeat:



    How utterly pompous and presumptuous to suggest the workers aren't being respected by the employer immediately after the workers voted overwhelmingly to have nothign to do with you.

    How about the union respect the wishes of the workers who just voted overwhelmingly for you to go pound sand?



    The workers voted against the union. Three quarters of them.



    That is absolutely bogus.
    "The IAM remains committed to getting Boeing South Carolina workers the respect, wages and consistency they deserve."

    I ran that steaming pile of shit through my translator and it spit out this: "The IAM remains committed to forcing Boeing South Carolina workers to pay us a fee in order to work"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Actually that is completely true, unions fail to organize in companies that have good wages and benefits and decent health and safety records. Why do you think unions spring up in the first place? Answer, because some employers are just shitty, the best way to avoid getting unionized is not to be shitty in the first place.
    So why don't the unions just focus their efforts on organizing employees at shitty employers instead of spending most of their resources on the Boeings, Nissans, and VWs of the country?

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