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Standing up for South Carolina

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and a group of Republican senators demanded Tuesday that the Obama administration weigh in on the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing, saying the complaint could jeopardize thousands of South Carolina jobs and the future of free enterprise in the country.

The NLRB complaint alleges that Boeing decided to build a new 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina, a so-called “right-to-work” state, in retaliation against union workers in Washington state who had engaged in past strikes.

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon is seeking an order to keep that production line in Washington state. Construction on the new Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina is nearing completion.

The Republicans took turns condemning the White House for allowing a board of Democratic appointees to wield control over how American companies do business.

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