I’ve been reading the daily headlines about Boeing’s decision to locate a second 787 line in South Carolina.
Along with most of you, I’m sorry they made that decision. But we’ve heard enough blaming. In the first place, this is a business decision and has nothing to do with loyalty. Sunday’s front page article began by stating that the “age of loyalty is dead.” I hate to wake the author up, but loyalty and big business don’t go together now and never did!
And by the way, where is the loyalty in a union strike? It goes both ways. In the second place, shouldn’t our politicians and residents now begin embracing Boeing and putting our best foot forward to entice them to keep their remaining plants in the Puget Sound? It doesn’t make sense to continue negative press against them. Let’s admit it: We want them to stay, we need the jobs they provide, we need the other businesses to thrive that would be affected by their pullout, and our housing market needs them to stay.