Boeing executives like to point to union strife as their main reason for moving jobs to non-union South Carolina. But as Seattle Times business columnist Jon Talton points out, it is strife of their own making:

As a manager, I supervised union employees for years. It's easy, especially with professionals. Unless, of course, you are determined to continue redistributing income from the middle class to the very rich while rubbing the union's face in it. And that appears to be Boeing's strategy in dealing with the Society of Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA). The savage spirit of Jack Welch is alive and well in Chicago.

It's not often that I have the opportunity to type these words about a Seattle Times column, but read the whole damn thing.