Boeing/NLRB Dispute Likely Ends With Machinist Union Settlement

By: Wednesday November 30, 2011 4:30 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.


Lindsey Graham Tried to Bully NLRB Before Boeing Complaint

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 8:04 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 Myth of Military Contracting

By: Saturday October 29, 2011 3:25 pm

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it!

Gaddafi Hired International Firms to Spy on Libya Uprising

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 11:25 am

Unnamed sources and materials discovered in Tripoli, where the regime’s spies monitored telecommunications, show Amesys, a unit of the French company Bull SA, assisted in the spying. Sources and materials also indicate Chinese company ZTE Corp provided equipment to Gaddafi.

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

By: Monday August 29, 2011 2:59 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 the lack of jobs. I thought it was all about runaway spending, but I guess that was last week.

Late Night: Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

By: Friday July 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Of all the many, many disappointments the Obama administration has brought us, this personally ranks pretty high. As a candidate, Barack Obama really seemed to grasp the potential of a “green recovery” to make economic and environmental progress at the same time — more so than the mere expedience of being a political candidate seemed to require. But despite ongoing noises in that general direction, there has been the all-too-familiar lack of results.

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

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 4:02 pm

President Obama was asked today about the decision by the National Labor Relations Board with respect to Boeing, and you can see his answer in the video. 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 know all the facts. That’s going to be for a judge to decide.”

However, he then spoke broadly about the fact that corporations need to have the “freedom to relocate,” although they have to follow the law, and that if that relocation occurs in the United States, “that’s a good thing.”

Charles Krauthammer Takes a Swipe at Labor and Dems

By: Friday June 17, 2011 8:30 am

Predictable and bland, Charles Krauthammer claims that Democrats are trying to appease Labor. All I can say is that I wish that were the case!

NLRB Takes Boeing to Court for Union Busting

By: Monday June 13, 2011 8:05 am

The crux of this dispute: Was Boeing’s decision to build their new plant in South Carolina just a case of the company wanting to be assured that there would be less union activity, and thus less chance that strikes would delay the production of the 787’s? Or was it done to weaken the power of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the union representing 25,000 Boeing workers?

Lockheed Martin Hack May Be Tip of Security Breach Iceberg

By: Monday May 30, 2011 7:30 am

Lockheed may have prevented a much bigger breach into their own systems. But the assumption of many is that other companies might not have noticed what Lockheed did.

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