Haley wants 2012 GOP candidates to give opinions on unions

SC Gov. Nikki Haley / FILE

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she wants Republican presidential candidates to address how they will deal with unions and a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board.

The first presidential primary debate is next week in Greenville.

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Haley said Wednesday that candidates should give their opinion on the labor board's lawsuit against Boeing, which is building a $750 million aircraft assembly plant in North Charleston. She says she wants to hear specifics on how they will stand up for companies and against unions.

The lawsuit accuses Boeing of choosing a right to work state to retaliate against union workers in Washington state who went on strike in 2008.

Haley has said she will not stand for what she calls the federal board bullying South Carolina businesses.

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