Though workers in South Carolina’s new Boeing Company plant recently booted out union bosses trying to organize them, local representatives from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) still linger around Charleston.

Congressman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, told The Daily Caller he thinks it’s “bitterly ironic” for Charleston IAM reps to try to organize the same workers their Seattle counterparts hope will be out of a job, if the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules against Boeing in a union-led pending case.

“The same general entity, that being Big Labor, which is threatening the economic death penalty on the Boeing plant, which would mothball it and discharge the 1,000 employees, now wants to rush to their defense,” Gowdy said in phone interview.

“My suspicion,” Gowdy continued, “is the workers in Charleston are smart enough to see through that, and that they don’t want their union dues going to subsidize the reelection of the president who’s appointed the most activist NLRB board since the Republic was formed — and now the same board that wants to close the facility where they work.”

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