GOP presidential candidates cheer on Boeing victory in labor case
December 9th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

GOP presidential candidates cheer on Boeing victory in labor case

(CNN) - Several Republican presidential candidates praised the decision of the National Labor Relations Board to drop its case against Boeing on Friday, ending a highly-charged political battle that's played a significant role on the campaign trail.

"The NLRB's suit was a politically motivated assault on the rule of law by President Obama and his big labor allies," said frontrunner Newt Gingrich in a statement. "The founding fathers warned that when government grows too big the law would be usurped for political purposes. This case was an example of that."
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Filed under: Boeing • Jobs • South Carolina
Gov. Haley's Q to Bachmann as 'undecided voter'
August 25th, 2011
11:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Gov. Haley's Q to Bachmann as 'undecided voter'

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – The second question at a Charleston town hall with GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann came from "another undecided voter," who happened to be the state's governor.

Gov. Nikki Haley walked on stage to James Brown's "I feel good," then asked the Minnesota congresswoman to address an issue that has become a hot topic for Republican candidates to rally around when they campaign through the early primary state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Boeing • Jobs • Michele Bachmann • South Carolina
BLITZER'S BLOG: Boeing plant controversy could undermine big biz support for Obama
June 14th, 2011
03:53 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Boeing plant controversy could undermine big biz support for Obama

Washington (CNN) - Rightly or wrongly, here’s one reason why some major Obama big business 2008 campaign supporters now have reservations about supporting him again. It involves a huge Boeing investment in a new assembly plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

Boeing has spent about $750 million so far in building the 787 Dreamliner plant and has already hired 1,000 workers. The plant is supposed to open in the coming days, but the National Labor Relations Board is threatening to shut it down. NLRB officials say Boeing could be in violation of labor relations laws.

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Filed under: 2012 • Boeing • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute
May 10th, 2011
01:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Top Republicans demand Obama weigh in on Boeing dispute

Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and a group of Republican senators demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing, saying the complaint could jeopardize thousands of South Carolina jobs and the future of free enterprise in the country.

The NLRB complaint alleges that Boeing decided to build a new 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state, in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who had engaged in past strikes.
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Filed under: Boeing • Jim DeMint • Lamar Alexander • Lindsey Graham • Nikki Haley • President Obama • Rand Paul • Republicans