Haley spokesman: Lawsuit over remarks has no basis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's spokesman said a lawsuit filed over her anti-union remarks has no basis.

International Association of Machinists on Thursday sued Haley in U.S. District Court in Charleston for remarks made last month indicating that the state would fight union organizing efforts at Boeing Inc.'s North Charleston plant.

Spokesman Rob Godfrey said if the union is offended about Haley's anti-union leanings, they will have to get used to it.

Godfrey says it's Haley's job to enforce South Carolina's right-to-work laws and protect workers from having to join unions.

The union says Haley is using the state's power to interfere with constitutional and other legal protections that allow people to organize unions if they choose to do so.

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