WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 25, 2011
House Republicans are advancing legislation that will prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating where a private employer can and cannot create jobs. Critics of the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587) have touted bogus rhetoric in an attempt to discredit this sensible reform. The Education and the Workforce Committee is committed to supporting America's workers and separating the myths from the facts.
MYTH: The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act will send jobs overseas.
FACT: For more than two years, the NLRB has advanced a culture of union favoritism that is having a chilling effect on job creators across the country.
FACT: The NLRB's complaint against Boeing seeks to force a private company to close its doors in one state and relocate the work to another state. If successful, the NLRB's extreme action will cause many employers to reconsider investing in the United States and creating jobs for American workers.
FACT: Peter Schaumber, former chairman of the NLRB, testified that Canadian business leaders have already expressed concerns about doing business in the United States, thanks to the NLRB's complaint against Boeing. Why risk the success of your business or livelihood of your workers when you can simply set up shop overseas, outside the reach of the NLRB?
FACT: The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act will prohibit the NLRB from dictating where a business can and cannot create work. At a time when more than 14 million are unemployed, this commonsense proposal will help get the federal government out of the way of job creators and strengthen the American workforce. By reining in the NLRB’s extreme authority, employers can have the certainty they need to create jobs, right here at home.
Unfortunately, this is not the only myth propagated by those who support the job-destroying, activist agenda of an unaccountable National Labor Relations Board. Republicans are determined to set the record straight.
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