As originally published by the Washington Times.
By Howard Rich
This month’s decision by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to cut a deal
with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) will likely
result in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
dropping its unprecedented anti-free-market lawsuit against the company.
That’s too bad.
Not bad that the NLRB is dropping its action, obviously, but that
Boeing’s decision to cave to union demands effectively preserves the
ability of this rogue agency to intimidate other companies into
similarly untenable situations in the future. Thanks to the Obama
administration, unions no longer need thick-necked heavies with brass
knuckles and surly dispositions to impose their will – they’ve got
taxpayer-funded lawyers and bureaucrats to do their dirty work.
The Boeing-NLRB case could have produced a landmark decision in which
the free market reclaimed some of its lost liberty, just as the
Obamacare lawsuit, hopefully, will provide an opportunity for American
citizens to reclaim some of their lost individual liberties (as well as
hundreds of billions of their tax dollars).
So why didn’t Boeing fight for its right to open future manufacturing
facilities wherever it pleases – free from government interference?
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