Thursday, 21 November 2013

If Seattle doesn't want Boeing, we do.

Councillor-elect Sawant tells Boeing machinists to take over the plant if they don't get their way.  It's not far up I-5 from Seattle to BC.  Send some of those miserable jobs to Canada so we can suffer instead of them.
Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state.  “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night. …   On Monday night, she spoke to supporters of Boeing Machinists, six days after they rejected a contract guaranteeing jobs in Everett building the new 777X airliner for eight years, in exchange for new workers giving up their guaranteed company pensions.    (Kiro TV report, h/t Hot Air)

And this bonus wisdom from Sawant:
“We can re-tool the machines to produce mass transit like buses, instead of destructive, you know, war machines,” she told KIRO 7.

Boeing is already in Canada with 1600 employees in Winnipeg.  And this quirky story: Years back, a friend of mine stopped at an all night coffee shop for truckers near Winnipeg. The place was full of dwarfs. What's up, he asked. They worked inside jet wings running wiring and so on because they didn't have to crouch.

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