On Nov. 6, I told you how Prop 1 in SeaTac, Washington passed, requiring businesses to pay a minimum wage of $15 and provide paid sick leave. Now, a Seattle City council member – who ran as a Socialist – suggested “workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine.”
Boeing used to be the exclusive supplier to American Airlines until recently, but now, they have to share the largest aircraft order in aviation history with Europe’s Airbus. Boeing got less than half the order.
The movie Atlas Shrugged hit the movie theaters and has gone mostly unnoticed. As I said before, the major part of the story line involves government, unions, and how they are trying to control everything from how much one can earn, to what one can own and produce. In an almost eerily similar fashion, Obama’s National Labor Relations Board is attempting to control Boeing; not what they make … but where they make it.
Boeing tells employees they would have definitely made some changes to the health care plans it offered for competitive reasons, but they point to the Democrat’s and Obama’s health care legislation, and lifestyle changes as additional reasons for change.