Republican members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee wrote a letter today to the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon about the Board’s recent effort to bailout Big Labor. In their letter, members expressed their deep concern over the complaint filed by the NLRB against Boeing’s decision to open a new production facility in South Carolina – a right-to-work state.
Collectively, they agreed that Boeing’s decision did not constitute an unfair labor practice as cited in the complaint written by Mr. Solomon. They also expressed concern about the timing of the complaint – just three months before the Boeing facility is scheduled to open. Boeing decided to open a facility in South Carolina in October 2009.
As the NLRB has demonstrated over and over again, the so-called “independent” agency is doing Big Labor’s bidding, regardless of the impact it has on workers and job creators. President Barack Obama should be held accountable for appointing labor cronies to these positions.
More importantly, the complaint by the NLRB against Boeing has the potential to cost South Carolina good, high-paying jobs. Nationally, as the committee members wrote in their letter, this complaint will impact “business decisions across the country.”
It is time to hold unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats accountable. WFI wholeheartedly agrees that as Mr. Solomon’s nomination is brought before the HELP committee, tough questions should be asked. Ultimately, for the sake of workers and job creators, his nomination does not seem like one that merits support.
To read the entire letter, click here.