published Monday, October 10th, 2011

Sen. Bob Corker hits National Labor Relations Board

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    In this file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks during a news conference on the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today called the National Labor Relations Board “totally out of control,” citing the panel’s complaint related to a Boeing aircraft assembly line in South Carolina.

“This is not even good for union folks,” Corker told the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association annual meeting. “It doesn’t even work well for labor.”

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon’s filed a complaint that Boeing illegally put its second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina in retaliation for past strikes in the Puget Sound area of Washington state.

The Boeing case is pending before an administrative law judge, who is to decide whether to order Boeing to move the South Carolina production plant to Washington.

For full story, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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terrybham said...

This guy is a lapdog for the owners of Chimerica.

October 10, 2011 at 2:14 p.m.
nucanuck said...

So Corker supports union busting in Seattle...how do you think he would have responded had the move been to Guadalajara?

October 10, 2011 at 2:41 p.m.
sandyonsignal said...

We would hear the crickets chirping, if Boeing shipped the jobs overseas. Corker hates unions more than he loves American citizens. He would rather our country look like Mexico, than see one union job for American manufacturing created.

One of the main goals of Occupy Chattanooga is to bring back strong unions and protect the working class. Corker needs a challenger so he can be flushed away for good. Our Senator is killing the middle class.

October 10, 2011 at 3:41 p.m.
acerigger said...

Boeing management was arrogant enough,and stupid enough to say they were moving their plant to So.Carolina(a right-to-work (for less)state in retaliation to union demands for fair wages and working conditions at their Seattle plant. This tactic is against the law! So,does Corker support and encourage law-breaking by big business?

October 10, 2011 at 5:58 p.m.
tifosi said...

Good for Corker. It is a private company's right to go where they want. It is called free enterprise for a reason. Thank goodness the courts never stepped in to block car manufacturers from locating in the South.

October 10, 2011 at 8:46 p.m.
terrybham said...

If they had we might all be making more money.

October 10, 2011 at 10:44 p.m.
onetinsoldier said...

RIGHT TO WORK FOR LESS. Talk about condemning future generations. The Unions brought you the rights you currently enjoy in the workplace. Corker and his kind want the future to look like these pics. This what Chattanooga/Rossville looked like before Unions.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/nclc.01983/ http://totallyfreeimages.com/259528/Two-of-the-young-boys-working-in-Richmond-Hosiery-Mills.

October 10, 2011 at 11:07 p.m.
Turbodog said...

Unions protect the poor and mediocre worker and do not reward excellence. Socialism at it's best!

If you don't like it....don't fly on their jets!!

October 10, 2011 at 11:28 p.m.

Unions are just as corrupt as big business! This go around will only hurt the working class. The unions wouldn't give in. The company wouldn't give in. Now the folks who are at the bottom get to be unemployed. Just another example of our country falling apart because of Greed and Selfishness!!

October 11, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.
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