Trump’s South Carolina Boeing visit an insult to organized labor

By 787_First_Flight.jpg: Dave Sizer derivative work: Altair78 (787_First_Flight.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By 787_First_Flight.jpg: Dave Sizer derivative work: Altair78 (787_First_Flight.jpg) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

On Twitter, I threw out the feeling that I thought President Trump was visiting the Boeing facility in South Carolina to highlight American manufacturing jobs because it was non-union.

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I’ve theorized in the past about how the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was less safe because it was being assembled in South Carolina by non-union employees (with lots of foreign parts) rather than in the established unionized Boeing facility outside Seattle.
I got push back from folks saying it was a stop for the President conveniently on the way to Florida and that the politics of labor had no role. But the linked article which is timely from Airways Magazine might shed some light on why I believe Trump visited the facility – the worker s there just rejected becoming members of the IAM.

Trump knew what he was doing going to the South Carolina Boeing facility. It’s just another shot at organized labor and sadly one from a President who owes his election to working class voters who are union members.

 

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