1. so·cial·ism/ˈsōSHəˌlizəm/ Noun: A political and economic theory of that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. More » Wikipedia - Dictionary.com - Answers.com - Merriam-Webster 2. "In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina. 3. In its complaint, the labor board said that Boeings decision to transfer a second production line for its new 787 Dreamliner passenger plane to South Carolina was motivated by an unlawful desire to retaliate against union workers for their past strikes in Washington and to discourage future strikes." HolyCoast.com: Obama Admin. to Boeing: You Can't Build a Plant in a Non-Union State 4. "A 12-day strike by the 27,000-member International Association of Machinists against Boeing Co. in Seattle has cost the aerospace giant $1 billion in deferred revenue, but the worst may be yet to come, industry analysts say." Read more from this Tulsa World article at Boeing walkout damage growing | Tulsa World 5. "...President Obama on Saturday used recess appointments to fill 15 administration posts without Senate confirmation, including Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board...."http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/27/obama-makes-recess-appointments-vacant-administration-posts/ 6. Mr. Beckers previous statements strongly indicate that he would take an aggressive personal agenda to the NLRB and that he would pursue a personal agenda there, rather than that of the administration," Nelson said in a statement Monday. This is of great concern, considering that the boards main responsibility is to resolve labor disputes with an even and impartial hand." Senate stops Craig Becker nomination - Meredith Shiner - POLITICO.com 7. "In the least surprising news of the week, Craig Becker -- Big Labor's go-to legal expert -- has served on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for barely three months, and he's already under investigation. Becker lost a bipartisan Senate confirmation vote for the NLRB before Obama gave him a recess appointment. Becker is so pro-union he previously opined that "employers should have no right to be heard" in cases before the NLRB. Aside from impartiality, the other concern about Becker was that the former associate general counsel for the radical Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and AFL-CIO lawyer would be embroiled with conflicts of interest regarding unions he's now charged with overseeing. Sure enough, on June 2, Becker joined in on an NLRB decision involving SEIU Local 1957 and denied St. Barnabas Hospital's request to review a union election." Read more at the Washington Examiner: NLRB's Becker is already under investigation | Mark Hemingway | Op Eds | Washington Examiner Socialism on display, or simply more Chicago thug gangster government?