|Politics has really been nasty since the Internet enabled many more conspiracy nuts and inane political groups. The problem is, no body remembers the history of how we got to be so successful as a nation. While unions sometimes demand too much, they also stand to prevent sliding back into the robber baron era. That idiot's trick in Wisconsin to kill the state unions completely ignored the fact that the union was willing to take cuts to reduce state expenditures. But he just flat-assed hated unions. Well screw him!|
Disclosure, I have never belonged to a union as I've always been in a salaried position, but it's clear that unions gave us good working conditions, wages, and an excellent economy - until neo-conservatives decided to reduce their taxes.
The pendulum is fast swinging the other way. I expect the tea baggers to lose big next election.
Each state sets its own rules for corporate operation - and then has to live with them.
It's not Boeing's fault, that's for certain.