War Industry Sees Profits Surge On Gaza, Ukraine, And Syria Conflicts

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:23 am

Global turmoil and bloody conflicts are not bad news for everyone. The defense industry has been enjoying a nice run in the stock market from armed conflict breaking out across the world from Gaza to Ukraine to Syria. Much of the upside comes from the use of weapons made by US multinational corporations in conflicts [...]

After Record Year Boeing Forces Workers To Kill Pensions

By: Thursday January 9, 2014 7:24 am

Boeing delivered a record number of jetliners in 2013. The large amount of orders is likely to keep Boeing as the number 1 airline manufacturer, outpacing its longtime European rival Airbus though both firms are said to be in a boom time as air travel to Asia and Latin America picks up. Boeing is what [...]

Business Groups at End of Their Tether With Tea Party Resistance

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 12:57 pm

I stand by the opinion – backed up by decades of evidence – that we’re in the midst of an inexorable shift to the right in our politics. But sometimes, that shift really defies any conception of ideology at all. It really is the case that conservatives often knee-jerk oppose absolutely anything the opposition supports. [...]

Boeing/NLRB Dispute Likely Ends With Machinist Union Settlement

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 2:15 pm

The Machinists union reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Boeing, in a move that probably ends the dispute over moving a factory from Washington State to South Carolina, which prompted action from the NLRB against what they saw as an illegal labor violation: It is not immediately clear what, if any, impact [...]

Lindsey Graham Tried to Bully NLRB Before Boeing Complaint

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 7:38 am

Sen. Lindsey Graham openly threatened the National Labor Relations Board before they filed a complaint against Boeing for illegally moving their plant from Washington state to South Carolina, according to notes taken by the NLRB’s general counsel, Lafe Solomon. The House Oversight Committee obtained the documents through a subpoena, and they show total intimidation on [...]

A Closer Look at the House GOP Agenda for the Rest of the Year

By: Monday August 29, 2011 12:35 pm

Just to get back to this drive for regulatory reform that you’ll see from the House GOP over the next several months, with spending de-emphasized, take a look at Eric Cantor’s memo on the upcoming agenda from the chamber. About 80% of it concerns repealing “job-destroying regulations,” which suddenly have become the core reason for [...]

Obama on NLRB/Boeing Case: In General, Companies Have the “Freedom to Relocate”

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 11:02 am

President Obama was asked today about the decision by the National Labor Relations Board with respect to Boeing, and you can see his answer above. He said that the NLRB is an independent agency and that there’s a pending judicial matter. “So I don’t want to get into the details of the case. I don’t [...]

Republicans Threaten NLRB After Boeing Decision

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 8:35 am

The Boeing/NLRB dispute, which concerns a second jet production line Boeing wants to move from unionized factories in Washington state to right-to-work state South Carolina, and a labor board injunction against that, has brought in members of Congress on both sides as well as interest groups. Rand Paul summarized the argument of the far right [...]

Republicans Try to Silence NLRB in Boeing Case

By: Friday May 6, 2011 9:54 am

Last night’s Republican debate was held in Greenville, South Carolina, which has become a key early state in the Presidential nomination. It was inevitable that this would lead to a highlighting of issues particular to South Carolina, as it has for most early-primary and early-caucus states. That’s driving a lot of attention around the NLRB [...]

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