Thursday, May 5, 2011

Obama’s National Labor Relations Board Attacks Boeing

Favors Unions Over New American Jobs

“Our challenge is to do everything we can to make it easier for folks to bring products to market and to start and expand new businesses, and to grow and hire new workers.”
     -- President Obama, January 21, 2011

“The National Labor Relations Board … appears intent on endangering workers’ jobs at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly plant.”
     -- Charleston Post and Courier, April 22, 2011

In one of the largest industrial investments in South Carolina history, Boeing is set to open a new manufacturing plant in July -- employing more than 1,000 workers -- to produce its 787 Dreamliner jets.

Heeding labor union complaints that the new plant should not be located in a right-to-work state, President Obama’s political appointees at the NLRB recently took action to prevent Boeing from building the planes at the nearly completed plant.

The Obama Administration is sending a clear message that it is all for creating new jobs, so long as they are union jobs.

This is just the latest in a long line of Obama Administration moves, many of them involving the NLRB, to insert the federal government into private sector business decisions.

The Administration’s willingness to attack an American company that is creating new, good-paying jobs shows that it values politics over job creation and would rather put 1,000 jobs in South Carolina at risk than allow an employer to choose the best way to run its own business.

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