What’s not to like about a governor who says she wears high heels “not for a fashion statement,” but to kick big unions out of her state?
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley spoke last week at the South Carolina Automotive Summit, and said while she welcomes “non-union jobs from BMW, Michelin and Boeing” to her state, corporations that bring unions with them are not welcome.
“We don’t have unions in South Carolina because we don’t need unions in South Carolina,” Haley told The Greenville News at the summit. “For me, I think unions are distractions and we are very focused on ‘made in South Carolina.’”
“Unions are trying to get in wherever they can. They are getting desperate and so they are trying to sneak in…my job is to make sure I keep kicking them out,” she said. “We discourage any companies that have unions from wanting to come to South Carolina because we don’t want to taint the water.”
“You’ve heard me say many times I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement,” she said. “It’s because we’re kicking them every day, and we’ll continue to kick them.”
According to the article:
The governor urged more than 200 people at the conference, many of them auto industry executives, to keep up their guard against unions.
“They’re coming into South Carolina. They’re trying,” Haley warned. “We’re hearing it. The good news is it’s not working.”
Haley promised to keep fighting against union penetration.
Her comments came less than a week after the United Auto Workers failed in its latest attempt to organize an automotive plant in the Southeast.
Employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., voted against UAW representation on Friday in a major blow to the union.
Watch Haley’s remarks here via The Greenville News online: