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Part 5: Despite False Rhetoric, Reining In NLRB Good for Job Creators and American Workers

A Modest Step to Strengthen the Middle Class

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 is an assault on the middle class.

With more than 14 million workers unemployed, America’s middle class needs jobs. We can no longer afford federal policies that have a chilling effect on job creators and threaten the livelihood of workers.

FACT: A survey by the National Association of Manufacturers found the NLRB’s complaint against the Boeing Company will negatively impact the hiring decisions of 60 percent of manufacturers.

FACT: The same survey found nearly 70 percent of manufacturers said this and other actions taken by the NLRB will negatively impact their ability to create jobs. The survey results can be seen below.

FACT: Democrats decry the loss of manufacturing jobs, but sit idle while the NLRB dictates where employers where they can and cannot locate work. Acting as a willing accomplice to job-destroying policies does not serve the best interest of the nation’s middle class.

FACT: The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act will prohibit the NLRB from dictating where a private business can and cannot create work, freeing employers to go out and create the jobs the nation’s middle class desperately needs.

Unfortunately, this is not the only myth propagated by those who support the job-destroying, activist agenda of an unaccountable National Labor Relations Board (see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of this series). Republicans are determined to set the record straight.

To learn more about the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, click here.

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