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Kline Statement on Recent Action by the National Labor Relations Board

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) released the following statement after Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), issued a complaint alleging the Boeing Company violated federal labor law by transferring a second production line to a non-union facility in South Carolina:

“The recent action by the National Labor Relations Board threatens American jobs at a time when more than 13 million individuals are searching for work. Although the facts of the case are still in dispute, it appears an activist NLRB is more concerned about protecting certain special interests than the rights of all workers to compete for jobs. This action will have a chilling effect on businesses looking to expand operations, create jobs, and hire employees here in the United States. This kind of federal overreach helps demonstrate why so many workplaces have closed their doors and moved overseas, and is an unprecedented attack on the American workforce.”

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