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Nikki Haley on Unions:  “”They’re coming into South Carolina. They’re trying. We’re hearing it. The good news is it’s not working.”

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“You’ve heard me say many times I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement,” she said. “It’s because we’re kicking them every day, and we’ll continue to kick them.”

USA Today reports that  South Carolina’s Gov. Nikki Haley says companies wanting to move to her state are not welcome if they’re bringing a unionized workforce. “We discourage any companies that have unions from wanting to come to South Carolina because we don’t want to taint the water.”

 

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Haley only ordered the damned flag taken down after the Charleston massacre. Even then, she avoided the ceremony where the thing was lowered and has taken no action on the celebration of the confederacy and its damned flag by state colleges even after one of these schools found its freshmen dressing in KKK robes.

Haley’s  animosity began with her state’s successful effort to woo jobs from Seattle’s unionized Boeing plant by offering the company a union free environment.

The National Labor Relations Board went to court to block the Boeing Co. from making its Dreamliner jet in North Charleston. (Yep, the same city made famous for a cop shooting an innocent black guy in the back, being served by a bridge eerily similar to a KKK hood, and hosting January’s GOP mud filled debates.)

Last month, Haley hosted the South Carolina Automotive Summit, an annual conference for the state’s auto industry.  She urged the auto industry executives to keep up their guard against unions.

“They’re coming into South Carolina. They’re trying. We’re hearing it. The good news is it’s not working.”

Haley promised to keep fighting against union penetration.

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The bridge tying North Charleston to Charleston, where my brother in law William Quick lives, is evocative of a KKK hood. Perhaps unintentionally, the bridge is named for one of South Carolina’s most outspoken racists.

“You’ve heard me say many times I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement,” she said. “It’s because we’re kicking them every day, and we’ll continue to kick them.”

President Lewis Gossett of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, which has organized the automotive conference here the past three years, said he thinks Haley is “dead on” about unions.

“Organized labor has no place down here,” Gossett said. “We don’t need them. We don’t need them to replicate what they’ve done in the Midwest and the Northeast. The governor gets that. And she’s taken some very strong stands about it, and we love it.”


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