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No one is monitoring the case in Seattle as closely as keeps -- He's the mayor of North Charleston, South Carolina and that's where the disputed Boeing plant is located.
He joins us now also with us is Republican congressman Tim Scott who represents some -- district.
Thank you both for being here representative I want to start with you first you know this notion and that.
The machinists strike in 200827000.
Machinists went on straight and that.
Hurts business he can't slice that any other way can you.
Where is the fact of the matter is that -- to corporations have the same opportunity as any other corporation in this country.
Which is the pick a place where they can make a profit to produce the world's greatest flying machine.
Fortunately for those of us and Charles and they chose our location but let's not forget that this is really.
Beginning of a campaign season a campaign against.
22 right to work states this is what we do not need -- during this fragile recovery.
We could have seen -- take this play anywhere in the world China.
But it shows Charleston because the workforce and ready able and willing to produce a product.
At a very competitive price to make sure that customers throughout this world continue to fly humbling place.
Named -- and it turns you on this the plant came to your district to your town in 2009 North Charleston you've been in office for a very long time -- What is this -- done to your town.
Well it is spearheaded an change in the environment of attitude.
People are shopping again people spending money again the number of jobs that -- created.
Just about construction phase along -- -- He came in six months ahead of time not want lost our injury in over three million hours of work that was done out there.
Which says a lot on the labor force.
We're very proud of bullies come here in North Charleston -- what people need to understand the reason they came here because they separate decision based upon the -- In result which was the bottom line could they make money could they make the product that would be a strong chronicled well built car.
In that well now there's people fail to realize that that believe you're here in -- -- them out.
Instead they -- -- bill was 787 point it.
-- right but I -- want -- doesn't mean that you can't have a union but as a -- -- wasted -- side.
-- not happy.
Right they did and -- as represented pointed out there are 22 other states that have the right to work representative you it's just really you worried that this is.
An attempt to rebuild support from the unions for the upcoming election and -- -- full blown attack on free enterprise.
There's no question that the president seemed to have a job blocking agenda and this is one major piece of it.
Which is to find a way to entice teams to continue to make contributions to campaigns to run Republicans -- -- town unfortunately this does not work in the benefit of our fragile recovery.
If we were concerned about the recovery of this nation's economic future.
We would simply say let's have as many right to work states as possible to lower the cost of our goods to make sure that our output.
Continue to be strong.
Who continue to work towards -- also simply say.
That we need the people are in charge of the economic output of this nation and not the federal government why would we take.
Why would we take tax -- dollars and -- states.
For doing the right thing for the bottom line and for the employees and by the way.
Puget Sound now has more employees since they opened the plant in Charleston than they had previously price -- this does not seem like retaliation.
Well you know what but they're losing in states that are not do not have the right to work mentality are losing seats in congress and so you can know them -- understand I guess maybe why they're little nervous.
But I guess I have a hard time understanding.
To the representatives -- mayor -- -- created jobs we created a thriving economy in North Charleston for you.
And the people that live there so why coming down on you.
I think if he goes to this you've got a company that is doing it right.
They do expand into work work force on the West Coast -- creating this new workforce only East Coast you know.
You keep wondering why a lot of preparation -- jobs to Mexico and South America this is the exact reason why you've got somebody.
To criticize -- who did it right -- keeping the jobs here in the US we're keeping these people work in their employees.
Getting a better chance of the quality of life in it yet we wanna give him a hard time I think -- added.
Absolutely ludicrous what intranet.
What's interesting representative is at this stage that we always talk about being pro business like Texas the Dakotas.
Are also right to work states of course South Carolina like your homes home state.
Only 11% of Americans are unionized these days why you think they still have so much say in picking the political office.
Unfortunately they abandoned banded together and they represent one of the strongest contingencies.
Of the liberal left continue to fund campaigns.
Because they're able to -- -- me.
Through paychecks which makes today and non decision basically one of the things that we've done in congress that we've created that they build them the main sponsor brought.
All the employees empowerment act -- -- -- -- says.
You want to join a union that's fine.
But make the decision yourself not having a payroll deducted from your pedal -- paycheck we hope to make a good -- they're very simple and clear message.
You have the opportunity to do whatever it is you want to do but make it a conscious decision we -- fighting for the economic.
The lives of our people.
This is a massive.
Impact on free markets.
If we allow us to go forward using taxpayer dollars -- -- companies like the Boeing corporation we're simply saying.
Please please take your business to another country.
Because today -- between the -- to right to work states and other states tomorrow it will be America's economy.
Vs the world's and we should not create incentives that tells companies to go somewhere else that is just wrong it's simply not right.
-- it's certainly not American representative Tim Scott and mayor keeps coming thank you both for being with us.
Thank you having us.
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