Haley said Wednesday that she discourages companies from building new facilities in South Carolina if they are planning to bring a union with them.Yeah, take your stinking living-wage jobs and shove 'em!
“It’s not something we want to see happen,” she told the Greenville News following an appearance at an automotive conference in downtown Greenville.
“We discourage any companies that have unions from wanting to come to South Carolina because we don’t want to take the water.”
What exactly is Haley so afraid of? Republicans often claim they just don't think unions are good for workers. But worse that unemployment, if that's the alternative? And if you really believe that, exposed to unions, workers will reject them, wouldn't it be good to occasionally allow some unions in to remind workers how awful they are? After all, no one can be made to join a union, and in anti-union South Carolina, workers can get the benefits of union representation, should they want them, without paying the costs.
It's almost like Haley is worried that unions might be ... catching, like a few big unionized workplaces might make workers at other South Carolina businesses interested in joining unions themselves. Because the idea that a governor would reject jobs simply because a union might be an option? That's just crazy unless there's something else going on. Right?