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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Boeing Plant
Even a financial whiz with the skills of Warren Buffett couldn't have kept Detroit or Stockton, Calif., from bankruptcy. Public-sector unions have been living large at the public's expense through absurdly generous retirement schemes.
House Republicans said Tuesday they will press for more answers after an inspector general’s report charged that the top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board had an apparent financial conflict of interest in a case involving Wal-Mart.
The White House says President Obama's visit to a unionized Boeing Co. plant near Seattle on Friday will focus on the economy, but the event also is being viewed as a victory lap for Mr. Obama with labor unions that successfully fought the aerospace company's plans to move jobs to a nonunion plant.
A contentious labor dispute between the Obama administration and Boeing Co. that spawned a national political fight likely will be settled after the aerospace giant and the Machinists union announced Wednesday a tentative deal on a new four-year collective-bargaining agreement.
When officials from the Service Employees International Union tried to organize his management-services business in December 2005, David Bego's refusal to sign a neutrality agreement with union organizers before the vote landed him in a battle he says took four years and cost him $1 million.