Pelosi: Government Should Have Power to Shut Down Businesses That Avoid Unionization

Nancy Pelosi’s really been gettin’ her Marxist on lately.

First, a little background on the situation from about six months ago:

In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.

In its complaint, the labor board said that Boeing’s decision to transfer a second production line for its new 787 Dreamliner passenger plane to South Carolina was motivated by an unlawful desire to retaliate against union workers for their past strikes in Washington and to discourage future strikes. The agency’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said it was illegal for companies to take actions in retaliation against workers for exercising the right to strike.

Last Friday, Botoxi the Clown was asked if the National Labor Relations Board should be able to force Boeing to shut down that plant in South Carolina because it isn’t unionized, and you can guess what her answer was:

By Pelosi’s unionization standards this means the NLRB should also shut down next year’s Democratic National Convention.

Update: Naturally, select wineries would be exempt from Pelosi’s quest for government-mandated full unionization.

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