Photo of campaign flyer for Kshama with her $15 an hour minimum wage demand
The Seattle City Council lost the incumbent in last month’s election. The electorate voted in an occupier – a socialist – by the name of Kshama Sawant. She ran on the hate the rich corporations ticket. She also ran on a $15 an hour minimum wage demand.
In only two weeks on the job, she has conceived of ways to turn Seattle into an Occupier camp and a Capitalist hunting ground.
Boeing is trying to get orders for new planes. To pave the way, they tried to get the machinists to agree to some concessions (reducing pensions). They won’t agree. As a result, Boeing will likely build them somewhere else where they don’t have to fight with the machinists’ union.
Kshama Sawant responded. She told her activist friends in Westlake Park, “That will be nothing short of economic terrorism because it’s going to devastate the state’s economy.”
She wants to take over their factories.
“The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Kshama Sawant told her crowd of friends.
“The only response we can have if Boeing executives do not agree to keep the plant here is for the machinists to say the machines are here, the workers are here, we will do the job, we don’t need the executives. The executives don’t do the work, the machinists do,” she said.
Sawant says after workers “take-over” the Everett Boeing plant; they could build things everyone can use.
Kshama believes they have the right to do this because they have ‘democratic ownership.’
After they kick the executives out, she said they can build useful things. [Sure, they could build a tent city and let it get overrun by rats as they did during the occupier protests last year]
“We can re-tool the machines to produce mass transit like buses, instead of destructive, you know, war machines [drones],” she told KIRO 7.
I believe the Obama regime might very well aid her in her attempts and I will tell you why.
If you are not familiar with the history here. Boeing tried to move some of their operations to a right-to-work state – South Carolina – because of the demands of the machinists who strike easily and frequently.
Obama’s NLRB stepped in and demanded Boeing, a private company, stay in Seattle. Boeing was forced to work out a deal with the union.
The International Machinists Union struck a 4-year deal with Boeing that will supposedly prevent future strikes and allow for the building of a new factory in South Carolina.
With the NLRB’s help, in a vast government overreach, the union was able to extend their collective bargaining agreement for four more years.
Boeing agreed to build the Dreamliner 787 Max in Washington State, a major concession.
The last time the machinists union had a strike, in 2008, it cost Boeing $5 billion.
The government now tells private companies where they can build in the United States.
Welcome to Socialism narcissism.