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This is a big deal. Boeing has been in Washington State for almost a century. This would be a big problem for local economies that depend on Boeing. The unions should be ashamed of themselves.
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Unions are socialists. They have no shame.

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Unions are socialists. They have no shame.

I agree.

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This is a big deal. Boeing has been in Washington State for almost a century. This would be a big problem for local economies that depend on Boeing. The unions should be ashamed of themselves.

This has been coming for decades.  Wages have gotten so high that Boeing has a difficult time competing with Airbus.  At one time a Boeing worker and his family actually lived in a house near the plant and the local economy thrived.  But real estate prices are so high that virtually everyone who works at Boeing lives in a distant suburb and commutes in to work.

If Boeing pulls the plug on the 777X and really does move production to South Carolina it will give the entire Puget Sound economy a gut punch, including a number of smaller towns that rely on those jobs to sustain them. 

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Sadly that may be what happens.  I read in Cadillac Desert how airplane manufacturers settled up there because the plentiful and cheap energy they got from the big dam on the Columbia River made it easier to make aluminium airplane skins to support the war effort.  In fact they pulled from the also under construction Shasta Dam to hurry and completed the Columbia River Dam....They have s long history up there and it looks like the unions in particular now think they can milk them dry.

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Sadly that may be what happens.  I read in Cadillac Desert how airplane manufacturers settled up there because the plentiful and cheap energy they got from the big dam on the Columbia River made it easier to make aluminium airplane skins to support the war effort.  In fact they pulled from the also under construction Shasta Dam to hurry and completed the Columbia River Dam....They have s long history up there and it looks like the unions in particular now think they can milk them dry.

The problem with the unions is that they still live in the past..
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This has been coming for decades.  Wages have gotten so high that Boeing has a difficult time competing with Airbus.  At one time a Boeing worker and his family actually lived in a house near the plant and the local economy thrived.  But real estate prices are so high that virtually everyone who works at Boeing lives in a distant suburb and commutes in to work.

If Boeing pulls the plug on the 777X and really does move production to South Carolina it will give the entire Puget Sound economy a gut punch, including a number of smaller towns that rely on those jobs to sustain them.

Don't forget that Airbus has a basically unlimited supply of money to draw from, the EU.  Boeing has always been in an unfavorable advantage with the "loans" that Airbus gets from the EU, and are then conveniently written off.
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Workers Unite!

Seize the Washington plant!!

And completely destroy your jobs.

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