After reading the editorial "Big labor absence helps South Carolina manufacturing," it's interesting to note how propagandists frame their views.
The writer claims "... the lack of big labor in the South has obviously been a driving force behind the movement of major manufacturing companies in this region over the last several decades ..."
With all these major manufacturing companies coming into the region, comes jobs and tax revenues. Then why is the South, particularly South Carolina, considered a welfare state that depends on the federal government?
Further, how do they explain long-term wage stagnation in real terms, and so many communities experiencing severe fiscal distress?
The propagated claim is that South Carolina's non-union climate was a major factor in Boeing's 2009 decision to put the Dreamliner plant in North Charleston.
The fact is that South Carolina subsidized Boeing with $1 billion in special tax credits, money needed by taxpayers. In addition, the ability to oppress workers rights is added corporate "caviar."
Non-union automakers like Toyota and Honda have solid net cash flows in part because of their country's manipulation of their currency. Foreign automakers, in addition to car profits, make huge profits on the currency exchange of cars sold in this country.
GM's downfall was the loss of market focus. GM made billions in profits under so-called "unsustainable" deals with the UAW for 75 years, all along providing dignified wages for its workers.
Sun City Hilton Head