NLRB: Don’t Litigate Boeing in Public! That’s Our Job.

Lafe Solomon, acting general counsel, National Labor Relations Board, May 9, 2011, statement on Boeing case: “We hope all interested parties respect the legal process, rather than trying to litigate this case in the media and public arena.

Nancy Cleeland, NLRB spokeswoman, interview with The Street, May 18, 2011:

“We are not telling Boeing they can’t build planes in South Carolina,” Cleeland clarified, in an interview. “We are talking about one specific piece of work: three planes a month. If they keep those three planes a month in Washington, there is no problem.” Beyond the ten planes, she said, Boeing could build whatever it wants in South Carolina.

Cleeland said the hysteria ought to be tamped down because the ruling’s implications are not as broad as opponents seem to believe.

It’s arrogance for a government agency to tell its critics to shut up and let the process work, and then comment about how those critics are being hysterical. Very arrogant.

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  • steve says:

    Is the US government saying folks in North Carolina are incompetent or less qualified to build these 3 planes or are they saying the administration wants to protect union jobs, since the unions were the largest contributor to the current president’s candidacy for president? I think the answer is obvious. The government would rather pay more for planes to protect the president’s constituency. Another sad day for America where entitlements and political paybacks are more important than hard work and accomplishment. Welcome to the new democratic America.

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