WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 9, 2011
U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board announced it will withdraw its complaint against The Boeing Company:
"Today’s decision confirms the NLRB’s action against Boeing was nothing more than a shameless campaign to bully an American employer. While I am pleased Boeing and the union agreed to a resolution, thousands of jobs in South Carolina and many more across the country were threatened by the NLRB’s decision to pick winners and losers in a labor dispute. The top priority of the Obama NLRB should be to protect the rights of workers, not strengthen the bargaining position of its union friends. Countless employers and workers are now wondering whether they too will fall victim to similar tactics by Big Labor and its NLRB allies.
"The need for congressional action has never been more urgent. It is time for the Senate to stand up for our workforce and pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act – bipartisan legislation that will prevent the board from dictating where a private employer can and cannot create work. Congress has a responsibility to ensure the board is never again able to exercise this kind of job-destroying power."
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