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Boeing workers vote to decertify union

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2009 12:01 PM

I noted in my tire wars post this morning that President Obama is speaking to the AFL-CIO this week.

Expect plenty of propaganda about the instrumental role unions play in protecting and improving workers’ lives.

Don’t expect any mention of worker revolts against union like this:

Boeing Co. workers in North Charleston voted overwhelmingly to disband their union in a move that could give the region an edge in landing an aircraft plant the company is looking to build.

Of the 267 ballots cast, 199 were in favor of decertifying the election that made them members of the International Association of Machinists. The company was pleased; the union was disappointed.

The local plant makes rear fuselage sections for Boeing’s 787, a new fast-selling lightweight jet that has been delayed by snags with suppliers and an eight-week strike last year by the IAM.

Boeing has said it would consider North Charleston and its manufacturing hub outside Seattle, among other sites, for a new 787 assembly plant. A decision is expected by the end of the year.

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