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Business Roundtable Statement on NLRB’s Action Against Boeing: ‘It has no legal basis…’

Washington– “Business Roundtable urges the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to heed President Obama’s recent executive order that called on agencies and regulators to ‘take into account benefits and costs’ while promoting ‘economic growth, innovation, competitiveness and job creation’ as they carry out their duties. When American companies like Boeing are increasing production and investing in American workers, politics and meritless legal maneuvering by political appointees is costly and disheartening.

“NLRB recently filed a complaint on behalf of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) against The Boeing Company. If upheld, the complaint would negatively impact Boeing’s efforts to produce aircraft at its manufacturing facility in North Charleston, S.C., jeopardize 1,000 new jobs and bring substantial economic harm to those workers, their families and their community.

“As for the NLRB complaint, it has no legal basis and represents a drastic departure from NLRB and Supreme Court precedent. We strongly encourage the NLRB to follow current federal law and go to Congress if they wish to change that law. Finally, the NLRB should recognize that all of the President’s appointees have a responsibility to help strengthen the U.S. economy, and that must override the temptation to do political favors,” said Business Roundtable President John Engler.

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 13 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $114 billion annually in research and development – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. Our companies pay more than $179 billion in dividends to shareholders.

BRT companies give nearly $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.

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via Business Roundtable.

1 comment

  • Sorry guys, it is against Federal Labor law
    to punish workers for union activity by threatening to move jobs to a non union location. Check the facts

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