Obama’s Labor Board Accused of ‘Malicious Attack’ on Right-to-Work States
On Wednesday, 19 Republican senators wrote to President Obama, warning him that they will “vigorously oppose” two of his nominees to the National Labor Relations Board — if Obama doesn’t withdraw their names.
The NLRB, prodded by a labor union, recently filed a complaint against the Boeing Company for its plan to transfer a second production line to a non-union facility in South Carolina. The NLRB says Boeing must maintain that production line in union-friendly Washington State, although it may keep
The NLRB accused Boeing of moving the production line out of the Puget Sound area to retaliate for past strikes and to avoid future strikes by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The agency
One of the Obama’s nominees, Lafe Solomon, is the NLRB’s acting general counsel who issued the complaint against Boeing. The second nominee is Craig Becker.
In their May 4 letter to Obama, the Republicans said they consider the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing to be an “attack on millions of workers in 22 right-to-work states” as well as a “goverment-led act of intimidation against American companies that should have the freedom to choose to build plants in right-to-work states.”