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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-11 04:23 PM
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Republicans Trying to Pass Anti-Union Bill Affecting NLRB Decision Re: Boeing
Edited on Tue Sep-13-11 04:27 PM by amborin
Trumka: Anti-Labor Board Bill Would Gut Worker Protections, Hurt Economy

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), would prohibit the NLRB from ordering a company to relocate its employment.
It comes in response to the labor boards April 20 complaint against Boeing for allegedly retaliating against union workers
a case that is ongoing and that Congress should leave alone, according to Trumka.

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The NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing after executives expressed concerns
that the companys unionized operations in the state of Washington could slow
production of their new Dreamliner jet. Consequently, the company started a
production line for the jet in South Carolina, a right-to-work state that
generally prohibits union membership
.


The complaint has become a campaign issue, with several Republican presidential candidates
weighing in against the labor board. On Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R)
toured Boeings facilities in South Carolina, which are at the center of the NLRB complaint,
and gave a speech blasting the NRLB.

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With Scotts bill expected to be voted on this week, the NLRB has found itself
the subject of a number of radio ad campaigns sponsored by a variety of business groups,
including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Lawmakers are being urged to vote for the bill by
the trade associations, since it would restrict the labor boards legal authority.

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