While pundits believe Washington state will not pass it, a Right to Work bill has been introduced in the State. Labor bosses, leading legislators around by the nose, fiddle while the Washington’s aerospace industry crashes because they will not pass a Right to Work law, and Boeing is making massive investment in factories in South Carolina.
Michelle Dunlop has the story in HeraldNet.com.
But one state senator has proposed legislation that would weaken labor unions here should the state workers’ compensation insurance rates continue to increase. The move would help position Washington to win work on Boeing’s updated 777, said Sen. Michael Baumgartner, in a statement Tuesday.
“It’s very clear that Boeing is choosing to expand into states that have more competitive labor environments, and that right-to-work states like South Carolina have a significant potential advantage,” said Baumgartner, R-Spokane.
“Washington is a hub of aerospace, and it’s clear that too many of our elected leaders aren’t taking real steps to keep it that way,” Baumgartner said in a statement Tuesday.
Aerospace analyst Scott Hamilton, with Issaquah-based Leeham Co., also recently pushed for turning Washington into a right-to-work state as part of the state’s 777X.