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Solyndra employed no union workers, according to bankruptcy petition

By Steve Korris | Oct 4, 2011

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - President Obama's former favorite green enterprise, solar panel maker Solyndra, employed as many union members as an aircraft plant he won't let Boeing build in South Carolina: zero.

According to a bankruptcy petition Solyndra filed after terminating about 900 workers, "None of the terminated or continuing employees are associated with a labor union."

Solyndra's operation of a nonunion shop somehow didn't interfere with the Department of Energy's guarantee of a $535 million loan.

The same Administration, through the National Labor Relations Board, has blocked Boeing from building a factory in South Carolina.

Board members found Boeing chose the location to avoid collective bargaining.

They ruled Boeing must build the plant in Washington state, where its factories employ union labor.

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