NLRB Complaint: ‘A Reckless Effort to Placate a Political Ally’

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) led an attempt to defund the National Labor Relations Board in the U.S. House earlier this year, and he continues to vigorously criticize the board following the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing for locating new production facilities in South Carolina. In a statement, Rep. Price says:

The decision by the NLRB to attack a company trying to create American jobs is emblematic of the current administration and its attempts to punish success and pick winners and losers in our economy.  This is an absolutely reckless effort to placate a political ally at a time when we should be encouraging companies to invest and grow.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, also identifies political solicitude as the impetus for the NLRB move against the aircraft manufacturer. In a column, “Federal Government Attacks on Boeing Fuel Our National Economic Suicide,” Shapiro writes:

Sometimes by favoring a narrow constituency, the federal government can cause economic devastation for a company or a state and even encourage companies to manufacture outside the United States. In terms of sheer economic stupidity, the Obama Administration committed an economic felony when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered Boeing to shutter a spanking new $2 billion facility that would have created 1,000 much-needed new jobs in South Carolina.

In addition, the letter from nine attorneys general to the NLRB’s acting general counsel calling on him to withdrawn the complaint continues to draw attention.

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