The House Republicans are upset with the National Labor Relations Board is enforcing the law so the House will have a vote this week on restricting its abilities to close plants, even if those plants were open in states to retaliate against workers. Of course Boeing moving to South Carolina is the proximate reason for this, but anything that helps their corporate masters, the Republicans support.
Still, as long as there are right to work* states and states that respect people’s rights to form a union, there are going to be problems. Companies are going to use the threat, and the fact, of moving to right to work states to extract concessions. So it seems the best solution would be to stop states from becoming so called right to work states. Make sure that there are strong, federal, protections for unions.
* And by the way, is there a bigger misnomer than “right to work”? It sounds like the state guarantees you a job no matter what. “The factory closed? Well that’s too bad, but we’ll put you to work until you get back on your feet.” That would be awesome. Right to scab is a better description.