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NLRB Action Against Boeing Should End

It’s hard enough to grow businesses and create jobs in this economy, but Barack Obama and his allies at the National Labor Relations Board are pursuing a complaint against Boeing, which last year established its Dreamliner jet facility in North Charleston. It’s shocking that as forward-thinking states get their economy going again, the federal government is stepping in to stop it.

What really happened was that in Washington State, the machinists’ union was doing a lot less work on planes and aircraft equipment, and a lot more complaining about Boeing. So, when the company went looking for a place to build the Dreamliner, it sought out a state like ours. Our right-to-work laws and business-friendly climate was exactly what the company was looking for.

That was a decision made on pure economic grounds, which is what a free market is supposed to be about. The government has no business telling you that you can’t locate part of your business in another state. Will you stand with us to help stop this nonsensical policy?

Standing up for our state, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint said, “This is nothing more than a political favor for the unions who are supporting President Obama’s re-election campaign. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of hundreds of jobs in South Carolina and thousands of jobs nationwide. There is no doubt that if the National Labor Relations Board’s claim against Boeing moves forward, it will have a chilling effect on job growth in my state and in right-to-work states across the country.” Click here if you agree with Senator DeMint’s statement.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is out front for South Carolina as well, saying, “If successful, the NLRB complaint would allow unions to hold a virtual ‘veto’ over business decisions. Left to their own devices, the NLRB would routinely punish right-to-work states that value and promote their pro-business climates.” Please stand with Senator Graham now.

Governor Nikki Haley has taken a very active role in this issue, and has made it clear that she will do everything possible to protect South Carolina’s workforce. “We absolutely will not allow them to come bully our businesses or mess with our employees”, she stated. Click here to help our governor on this important issue.

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Karen Floyd
SCGOP Chairman