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  •  no, that's not it (3+ / 0-)
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    Radiogabs, David Kaib, blue aardvark

    Boeing wants to place its plant in South Carolina so it can avoid its unionized workers in Washington.

    And that is illegal.  Period.

    •  Is it? (1+ / 0-)
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      nextstep

      There is a law against that?

      If so, I'm okay with it...but, wondering if there is actually a law that doesn't let a company close down a plant to start another plant elsewhere to avoid a union environment.  

      I am sure...seen it at MBC..when a company closed down a plant that had union problems so as to get production done elsewhere where there wasn't these problems.

      Just askin.

      -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

      by r2did2 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:11:08 PM PDT

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      •  yes, there is. (0+ / 0-)

        It's called the National Labor Relations Act.  Under that Act, it is illegal to do anything, anywhere, for the purpose of avoiding a union or interfering with a worker's right to join or form a union.  Period.

        NLRB's job is to enforce that law.

        •  Kewl (0+ / 0-)

          Works for me.  

          Glad that is in place and it's being enforced.

          Thanks.

          -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

          by r2did2 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 02:30:46 PM PDT

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          •  the problem with "enforcement" is (0+ / 0-)

            that the only penalties provided in the law are reinstatement and/or back pay.  In any violation of the law that does not involve back pay, the only legal penalty is, literally, to be required to post a notice in your workplace saying that you won't do it again.  Seriously.  No joke.

            That is why the law is routinely broken with impunity.

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