09.22.11

NLRB Amendment Would Have Stopped Runaway Agency from Destroying Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said he was disappointed the Senate Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment sponsored by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) that would have stopped the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from pursuing any actions against the new Boeing production line in South Carolina.

“This amendment would have sent an important message to the President that his agencies must stop placing obstacles in the way of private sector job creation,” said Senator Enzi.  “The National Labor Relations Board’s recent complaint against Boeing could cost South Carolina thousands of jobs and deter future investment in the United States.   I would hope that even the President’s allies in Congress can agree that America should be in the business of exporting planes, not jobs.”

On April 20, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against the Boeing Company alleging that it violated federal labor law by deciding to expand production in South Carolina, rather than in Washington State.

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