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  • NLRB Drops Complaint against Boeing; Unions May Be the Real Winner (Good assessment)

    12/16/2011 11:07:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 16, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    When Boeing Co. two years ago announced plans to open a plant in South Carolina to assemble many of its 787 Dreamliner commercial jets, the decision triggered an outcry by the International Association of Machinists. The IAM's unofficial partner, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), filed a complaint against the company this April to block its opening of the facility, located in a Right to Work state. Last Friday, December 9, the board dropped its action. With the plant up and running for a half year, Boeing won a "victory" -- so says CNN. Or did it? The union,...
  • At recess, House Republicans play hardball

    12/11/2011 9:56:21 PM PST · by Carismar · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 11, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans have a not-so-secret weapon that could bring the National Labor Relations Board to a halt and block Democrats’ Wall Street watchdog agency from getting started - and all it requires is just sitting around. By refusing to adjourn for the rest of the year, the House GOP, under a provision of the Constitution, would force the Democrat-controlled Senate to stay in session, too, thus denying President Obama the chance to make recess appointments and leaving the NLRB without a quorum to do business. Likewise, Mr. Obama would not be able to make a recess appointment of Richard Cordray...
  • It's Not a Free Market...

    12/11/2011 6:38:30 AM PST · by Silverfiddle
    Western Hero ^ | 11 Dec 2011 | Silverfiddle
    ...  when government restricts freedom of action It's not a free marketplace when a union can cry for government to use its coercive powers to tell a company that it can't open that new airplane factory it just built. That is exactly what happened in the Boeing case that was just resolved. The National Labor Relations Board has dropped its controversial case against airline manufacturer Boeing, which had become a lightning rod for conservatives. The labor board argued for much of the past year that Boeing decided to locate a new plant to build its new 787 Dreamliner jets...
  • Gov. Rick Perry on NLRB Announcement

    12/10/2011 7:40:26 AM PST · by shield · 48 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 9th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to drop its case against Boeing: “The Obama Administration’s dangerous and inappropriate action against Boeing and the right to work state of South Carolina remains a frightening reminder of Washington excess even with the NLRB dropping the case. Unaccountable federal political appointees should never have the authority to tell a private company where it may or must build factories. “The NLRB action was a political payoff for the Obama Administration’s liberal big labor organizers, and remains a strong example of why President Obama...
  • NLRB drops case against Boeing (This is actually a mixed blessing)

    12/09/2011 12:12:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    An official with the National Labor Relations Board announced today that the Board will drop its controversial case against Boeing, The New York Times reports. The N.L.R.B.’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the labor board had decided to end the case after the machinists’ union — which originally asked for the case to be brought — had urged the board on Thursday to withdraw it.On Wednesday night, the union announced that 74 percent of its 31,000 Boeing workers in Washington State had voted to ratify a four-year contract extension that includes substantial raises, unusual job security provisions and a...
  • Big day at Boeing: Contract flies

    12/08/2011 3:10:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing's Machinists voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve the deal announced a week ago, providing an immediate economic boost and the prospect of aerospace job security in the Puget Sound region. The vote was 74 percent in favor, sealing five years of labor peace for Boeing by extending the current Machinists contract to September 2016. In that period, Boeing plans to pump out jets at unprecedented rates. Beyond that, the deal commits Boeing to build the new version of its single-aisle jet due to enter service in 2017 — the 737 MAX — in Renton. Last month, a report commissioned by...
  • House passes bill that reins in NLRB

    12/01/2011 8:41:56 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 6 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-1-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, legislation that allows employers ...
  • House passes bill that reins in NLRB

    12/01/2011 8:41:43 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Legal News Line ^ | 12-1-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, legislation that allows employers ...
  • House passes GOP bill to block 'draconian' union election rule

    11/30/2011 5:25:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz & Kevin Bogardus
    The House passed legislation Wednesday to block a proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would speed up union elections. The bill, sponsored by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, passed the chamber 235-188. Only six Democrats voted for it, while eight Republicans voted against it. Earlier in the day, the NLRB voted to move forward on portions of the proposed rule, but not those that would speed up union elections. Republicans have said the NLRB's proposed union election rule would leave as little as 10 days to a union...
  • Labor board approves controversial union election rule in 2-1 vote

    11/30/2011 1:36:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Kevin Bogardus
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted Wednesday to move forward with portions of a controversial union election rule after the board’s lone Republican member showed up to register his opposition. The two Democratic members of the labor board, Chairman Mark Pearce and Craig Becker, voted to advance the proposal, while Brian Hayes, a Republican, voted no. The wildcard of Wednesday’s vote was Hayes, who has threatened to resign over the union election rule. Speculation swirled this week that Hayes might torpedo Wednesday’s action by making good on his threat to quit, or by simply refusing to participate. The labor...
  • Report: Boeing to settle NLRB lawsuit

    11/30/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brendan Kearney
    Boeing and its Machinists' union have struck a deal that both settles the controversial National Labor Relations Board lawsuit and keeps the new 737 production line in Washington, the Seattle Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, the union will announce the agreement momentarily, at a 2 p.m. EST news conference. The agreement is huge news for South Carolina as Boeing's North Charleston plant had been at the center of the NLRB case. While the terms of the deal have not been announced, it would seem the Dreamliner production facility by Charleston International Airport is now in...
  • NLRB Votes On Pro-Union Rule Wed.; Will Hayes Resign?

    11/30/2011 6:04:53 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/30/11 | Sean Higgins
    Business and labor groups are anxiously awaiting a vote set for Wednesday at the National Labor Relations Board. The sole Republican member, Brian Hayes, has threatened to quit to prevent a proposed rule change that would boost workplace organizing. Will Hayes follow through? He's not talking, even to others on the board.
  • Rep. John Kline: NLRB is a runaway board and my bill is the way to rein it in

    11/29/2011 4:20:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2011 | Tina Korbe
    On a conference call with bloggers this afternoon, Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.) pinned the blame on President Obama for an out-of-control National Labor Relations Board and urged his colleagues in Congress to pass the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, which would address certain disastrous NLRB decisions.“President Obama — this is his board,” Kline said. “He is supporting this if he’s not willing to step in there and help put some reins on what I think is a runaway board.”In recent weeks, the NLRB has rushed to pass a rule that would shorten the unionization election process. Snap elections would allow...
  • Labor Board Facing Possible Shutdown Over Union-Rule Dispute

    11/29/2011 12:32:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2011 | Judson Berger
    Members of the National Labor Relations Board are on a collision course ahead of a meeting Wednesday, as the panel's lone Republican member threatens to resign -- a move that would effectively shut down the board and prevent an impending vote on union organizing. The Republican member, Brian Hayes, is concerned about the vote on changes meant to speed up and simplify union elections. Hayes for weeks has threatened to resign over the vote, according to the Democratic chairman of the board. If the board were at full membership, this might not be a problem. But the NLRB, which is...
  • The NLRB Putsch (trying to ram through quickie union elections.)

    11/25/2011 6:25:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    <p>The descent of the National Labor Relations Board from independent referee to a wholly owned AFL-CIO subsidiary is speeding up. Now its two Democratic appointees are attempting to ram through a new rule requiring quickie organizing elections, with barely any notice and little consultation with its sole GOP member.</p>
  • Republican Threatens to Quit Labor Board (Would paralyze NLRB's Rule Making Powers)

    11/24/2011 9:05:39 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 20 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11.23.11 | S Greenhouse
    The National Labor Relations Board, the subject of particularly intense partisan sniping this year, could soon be completely paralyzed. The labor board's sole Republican member, Brian E. Hayes, has threatened to resign to deny the N.L.R.B. the three-person quorum it needs to make any decisions, according to board officials. Mr. Hayes has made his threat expressly to block the Democratic-dominated board from adopting new rules to speed up unionization elections, which the board's other current members, both Democrats, intend to pass Nov. 30.
  • Pelosi Vs. Boeing — And Jobs

    11/02/2011 9:24:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 3 replies
    Investers.com ^ | 11/01/2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Policy Errors: The ex-House Speaker who promised millions of jobs from ObamaCare says that not creating jobs is better than creating nonunion jobs. But then she also believes unemployment checks grow the economy. The Peter Principle applies to politics, and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be its poster child, having risen to the level of her incompetence. Her latest pearl of wisdom came in an interview with CNBC in which she said if you can't be a union worker you should be unemployed. "Do you think it's right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina...
  • New Boeing Controversy Documents Show NLRB Staff Joking, Attacking US and Congress

    11/13/2011 5:59:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 11/11/2011 | Tom Fitton
    Last month, Judicial Watch released documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that detailed controversial remarks by NRLB staff related to the agency’s lawsuit against Boeing. The NRLB, you will recall, filed its dubious lawsuit against the Seattle-based company for deciding to open a $750 million non-union assembly line in North Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane. » If you like this article, please subscribe to our daily newsletter Well, as controversial and irresponsible as those remarks were, after receiving an additional batch of documents from the NLRB this week, we learned they were just the tip...
  • Boeing: Union Reneged On Deal; NLRB Emails Shed Light

    11/11/2011 7:14:17 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/10/11 | Sean Higgins
    Newly released documents regarding the National Labor Relations Board complaint vs. Boeing reveal that extensive, though ultimately futile, efforts were made to avoid litigation. Boeing (BA) officials say the documents relate to a settlement that they thought they had made with the International Association of Machinists, the union that brought the complaint. The aerospace giant claims IAM revoked the offer after Boeing had accepted it. If true, that would suggest that IAM was interested in pursuing the case as a test of the NLRB's power under the Obama administration.
  • Union-Bought Democrat Calls For End Of Congressional Probe Into Obama’s NLRB

    11/11/2011 6:17:17 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/11/2011 | Labor Union Report
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) is from Maryland. He doesn’t like the fact that Lindsay Graham (R) from South Carolina is fighting the union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board and their attempt to shut down Boeing’s new 787 assembly line in Graham’s own state. As a result, Cummings is accusing Boeing of unduly influencing Graham and is demanding that Congress step aside for the NLRB. In a letter Wednesday to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Cummings said new documents released by the labor board show the agency came under undue...
  • The Obama administration’s e-mail trail

    11/10/2011 9:26:54 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-10-11 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Obama administration has gotten snared in its own e-mails. Yesterday we learned about the goings-on at the National Labor Relations Board: Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning the NLRB’s decision to file a lawsuit against Seattle-based Boeing for opening a $750 million non-union assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane (Judicial Watch v. National Labor Relations Board (No. 11-1470)). The documents, obtained pursuant to Judicial Watch’s original July 14, 2011, Freedom of Information...
  • NLRB lawyer: "We screwed up the U.S. economy"

    11/10/2011 9:06:25 AM PST · by GregNH · 7 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 11/09/2011 | Conn Carroll
    "The article gave me a new idea. You go to geneva and I get a job with airbus. We screwed up the us economy and now we can tackle europe."
  • Judicial Watch: New Boeing Controversy Documents Show National Labor Relations Board Staff...

    11/09/2011 12:38:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 9, 2011
    Complete title:Judicial Watch: New Boeing Controversy Documents Show National Labor Relations Board Staff Joking and Attacking US and CongressInternal emails ridicule South Carolina Republican Senator James DeMint as “Sen. Dement.”; NLRB General Counsel: “We screwed up the [US] economy and now we can tackle [E]urope.” Washington, DC -- November 9, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning the NLRB’s decision to file a lawsuit against Seattle-based Boeing for opening a $750 million non-union assembly plant in North Charleston, South...
  • Obama-Friendly GE Building Aircraft Factory Right-to-Work Alabama; Unlike Boeing, NLRB Silent

    11/03/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Directorblue ^ | November 2, 2011 | Doug Ross
    1. Alabama is a wonderfully free "right-to-work" state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join. 2. General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama's rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units. 3. It turns out that GE's Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn't uttered a peep. But I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Remember...
  • Pelosi: NLRB Should Shut Boeing Plant Down Or Force It to Unionize

    11/01/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2011 | John Hayward
    Writing at RedState, blogger LaborUnionReport highlights this amazing interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from last week, in which she declares that Boeing should be forced by the government to close down its non-union South Carolina plant, although she mercifully adds, “I would hope that they would make it union” to avoid this fate. LaborUnionReport is willing to cut Pelosi a little slack and allow that she might just be an uninformed boob spouting off about something she doesn’t understand at all: In fairness, Pelosi’s advisers may have neglected to tell the former speaker that the South Carolina plant...
  • Perry hits NLRB for Boeing case in SC economic pitch

    10/28/2011 10:42:25 AM PDT · by casinva · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2011 | Keith Laing
    Rick Perry targeted the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday as he unveiled his economic plan in South Carolina. The NLRB has filed a complaint against Boeing for launching a new plant in Charleston, S.C. It accuses the airplane manufacturer of locating in South Carolina instead of near its existing facilities in Seattle in retaliation for strikes by union members in Washington. The issue has become a rallying point for Republicans, particularly in South Carolina, and Perry joined the GOP chorus of opposition in his speech in Greenville, S.C. "When federal agencies like the NLRB are dictating to companies where...
  • Sen. Hatch Seeks Answers from NLRB's Becker on SEIU Manual

    10/28/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 27, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    It's almost given that a Democratic member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has at least some background as a union lawyer. Craig Becker, who long had been associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) before obtaining a recess appointment to the board by President Obama in March 2010 following a Senate GOP filibuster, fits the pattern. But he also may have gone that extra mile, helping to prepare an SEIU manual on how to intimidate employers. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wants to know more. On September 12, Hatch wrote a letter to Becker asking...
  • ‘Rogue’ NLRB Obstructing Boeing Probe, Issa Says, Citing Internal Emails

    10/19/2011 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 21 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/18/2011 | Sean Higgins
    A powerful House Republican committee chairman accused the National Labor Relations Board of being a “rogue agency” in a letter to its general counsel Monday. The chairman claimed the NLRB knowingly withheld damaging documents relating to his committee’s probe of the agency’s controversial Boeing (BA) complaint. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darryl Issa, R-Calif., in a letter to Lafe Solomon, NLRB acting general counsel, said the withheld documents “demonstrate that the NLRB is acting as a rogue agency that believes it does not have to fully answer to Congress.”
  • Issa: ‘NLRB is acting as a rogue agency’

    10/18/2011 12:30:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/11 | Matthew Boyle
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa snapped at National Labor Relations Board general counsel Lafe Solomon for openly defying his congressional subpoena. Not complying with congressional subpoena is technically an illegal act, and Solomon could be charged with contempt of Congress if Issa, a leading Republican, chooses to proceed down that path. “Your continued personal obstruction, lack of compliance with a validly issued congressional subpoena and false statements to the committee are unacceptable,” Issa said in a Monday letter to Solomon. “The NLRB is acting as a rogue agency that believes it does not have to fully answer to...
  • Verizon employee alleges union illegally seized dues

    10/09/2011 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 6 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 10-4-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Verizon employee has filed unfair labor practice charges against Communications Workers of America Local 2205 for actions the union allegedly took during a recent strike. Monika Cassell claims the union ignored her right ...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from National Labor Relations Board Concerning Boeing Lawsuit

    10/05/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 5, 2011
    NLRB Attorney Cheers Union Attack on Boeing: “Hooray for the red, white and blue” Washington, DC -- October 5, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received documents from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning the NLRB’s decision to file a lawsuit against Seattle-based Boeing for opening a $750 million non-union assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, to manufacture its Dreamliner plane ( Judicial Watch v. National Labor Relations Board (No. 11-1470)). The documents, obtained pursuant to Judicial Watch’s original July 14, 2011, Freedom of Information Act...
  • Verizon employee alleges union illegally seized dues

    10/04/2011 9:59:19 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 6 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 10-4-11 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    A Verizon employee has filed unfair labor practice charges against Communications Workers of America Local 2205 for actions the union allegedly took during a recent strike. Monika Cassell claims the union ignored her right to refrain from paying union dues. Cassell and other Verizon employees ...
  • Union Thugs force Boeing of South Carolina to become unionized

    09/27/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 32 replies
    National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - Email | Mark Mix
    Last week, the U.S. House Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Obama Labor Board's recent onslaught of Big Labor power grabs that undermine worker freedom. National Labor Relations Board Chairman and former union lawyer Mark Pearce offered his spin after the hearing, calling the Board's decisions "fair and even-handed." The outrageous complaint against Boeing hardly seems fair to the thousands of South Carolina workers who could be forced out of their jobs all because they can't be required to pay union dues or "fees" as a condition of employment. But don't just take my word for it. At the...
  • Joe Wilson: NLRB Driving Businesses to Right To Work States to Avoid 'Roach Motels'

    09/26/2011 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Don Loos
    During Thursday’s House Education & Workforce hearing, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) described the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) actions as creating a hostile environment for business. Wilson claimed that the pro-Big Labor Obama NLRB created an unintended consequence for Big Labor. Rep. Wilson said that the NLRB’s actions have turned the 28 force-unionism states into ''Roach Motels'' that will trap employers with the help of the NLRB, and prevent them from ever leaving or expanding outside these states’ borders. Wilson said that the NLRB actions translate into only one option for employers if they are going to locate in
  • NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence

    09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/24/11 | LaborUnionReport
    NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level. Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put...
  • Senate panel rejects GOP bid to undercut NLRB

    09/21/2011 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 8:22 PM EDT | LARRY MARGASAK and ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on a Senate panel have failed in an effort to undercut the National Labor Relations Board's case against Boeing Co. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to take away the NLRB's authority to tell a company where it can locate work. Graham's proposed amendment to a larger appropriations bill failed on a 15-15 vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The NLRB challenged Boeing's decision to build its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The House approved a measure similar to Graham's language last week. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon...
  • Hatch presses union official over intimidation efforts

    09/19/2011 9:46:58 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 9 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 9-19-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is asking National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member and former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) official Craig Becker to explain his involvement in alleged union intimidation efforts. Hatch wrote to Becker in response to the SEIU's "Contract Campaign Manual" document that went public. The handbook instructs union members to purposefully ...
  • 64% Say Boeing Should Be Allowed to Operate Plant in South Carolina

    09/17/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 15, 2011
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be upset with Boeing’s plan to operate a non-union plant in South Carolina, but most Americans think it should be allowed to. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll finds that 64% think Boeing has the right to open the plant in South Carolina while just 21% disagree. When respondents are told that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, the numbers barely move. Only 17% think the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64% disagree. The House...
  • Boeing Labor Bill Set to Pass House, But Serves Political Divide More Than Workers

    09/15/2011 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September, 15, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are poised to express their anger over the government's politically contentious labor case against Boeing Co. by passing a measure Thursday that would curb the National Labor Relation's enforcement powers. The bill would prohibit the agency from ordering an employer to shut down plants or relocate jobs, even if a company illegally retaliates against unionized employees by moving work. Republican lawmakers say the board should not have the power to dictate where a private business can locate. Union leaders claim the bill would render toothless the board's ability to enforce labor laws when companies simply eliminate...
  • House votes to Block NLRB

    09/15/2011 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Rudder · 9 replies
    Fox News TV | 9/15/2011 | Rudder
    Just announced on TV: Congress has voted to stop NLRB in Boeing-like cases.
  • House voting on bill to neuter National Labor Relations Board (Will Obama Sign it?)

    09/15/2011 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    In response to a series of controversial decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill curtailing the power of the NLRB Thursday afternoon. The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, H.R. 2587 is currently being voted on and is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House. An earlier vote on the bill on the floor passed 239-176, with all Republicans and six Democrats voting in favor. The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance. The NLRB has been the...
  • A Democrat against labor? Yes, NLRB-Boeing fight hurts N.C.

    09/15/2011 7:15:34 AM PDT · by supahstar2005 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 15, 2011 | David Young
    Our neighboring state of South Carolina received some troubling news from the National Labor Relations Board this year when Boeing was denied the opportunity to build a production line in South Carolina. This action, which carried with it a potentially chilling effect on job creation in North Carolina and throughout the nation, needs to be overturned by Congress. Boeing manufactures its Dreamliner 787 aircrafts in the Puget Sound region of Seattle. When the production demands on the Pacific Northwest facility were unable to be met by the current workforce - a sadly rare occurrence in this economy - Boeing moved...
  • Three Iowa Democratic congressmen targeted by ad campaign

    09/14/2011 9:51:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 14 September 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    Three Iowa Democratic congressmen are being targeted in a million-dollar campaign by groups that say the National Labor Relations Board is overstepping its authority by dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs. U.S. Reps. Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack and Leonard Boswell are among 16 House members who are the focus of the national radio and web video ad campaign sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Independent Business. They are being encouraged to vote for HR 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The legislation is a response to the NLRB’s “recent wave of...
  • Hatch to NLRB’s Craig Becker: ‘Did you write the SEIU ‘intimidation manual?’

    09/13/2011 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, asked National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Craig Becker on Tuesday if he helped the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) write its “intimidation manual.” “According to several recent news reports, some controversial documents have come to light in the course of SEIU’s current litigation with Sudexo, Inc., [sic] including a ‘Contract Campaign Manual,’ which provides details regarding the strategies employed by the union during organizing and contract campaigns,” Hatch wrote to Becker. “Among other things, the manual explicitly advises union members to engage in tactics designed to attack the reputation of an employer as well...
  • VIGILANTE UNIONS IN WA STATE "JUST GETTING STARTED"

    09/10/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Soda Head ^ | September 10, 2011
    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor. Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more. Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy. And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy. Meanwhile, Big...
  • NLRB Investigates Longshoremen Union for Strike Gone Wrong

    09/09/2011 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    After a union wildcat strike turned violent on Thursday, triggering a walkout at five ports in Washington state, longshoremen went back to work on Friday. But in an unusual twist, the National Labor Relations Board succeeded in getting a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction Thursday against further union activity at the Port of Longview after the union ignored the temporary restraining order that he issued a week earlier. The agency will hold a hearing next month to determine whether further restrictions are warranted. NLRB spokeswoman Nancy Cleeland said it was not common for the agency to
  • New labor move is anti-biz, jobs

    09/03/2011 1:02:30 PM PDT · by JRios1968 · 1 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/2/2011 | Steve Huntley
    In another job, with another employer, at another time many years ago, I was a union activist. I edited a union newspaper, recruited new members and promoted the union whenever I could. Then I became its grievance chairman. For 2˝ years I spent 95 percent of my union-work time defending the incompetents, the lazy, the malingers and the malcontents. And they got paid the same as my fellow workers who showed up every day and gave their all to the job. What’s more, I saw how union rules frustrated management innovations to improve our journalistic product.
  • Obama's Labor Board Implements Pro-Union Rules

    09/02/2011 6:48:41 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 7 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 8-31-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will implement new notification rules of employee rights in the workplace. The new rules require that employers post information about employee rights online and in the workplace. The rule applies even ...
  • The NLRB's "Gift" Of Job Loss (Workers migrating from unionized states to right-to-work states)

    09/02/2011 4:26:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 09/01/2011 | By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON-It's almost Labor Day. Unemployment hovers above 9 percent. President Obama plans to address Congress next week, and this time he's promising some real ideas about how to increase employment. At the same time, the National Labor Relations Board is making sure that unemployment remains high in America. Just in time for the Labor Day holiday, the National Labor Relations Board is giving employers a "gift" of more labor-for them to perform. As if employers weren't burdened with enough paperwork, the Board will now require employers to put up 11" by 17" posters informing workers of their right to unionize....
  • Gov. Nikki Haley: NLRB should be disbanded

    09/01/2011 3:18:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2011 | Tina Korbe
    After all she has learned about the National Labor Relations Board through her fight on behalf of The Boeing Company, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has come to one conclusion: The agency should be disbanded. “What you have is a rogue agency that is doing the most un-American thing imaginable to our businesses,” the governor said this morning on a conference call. “And as we are looking at President Obama to give his speech on jobs, the only thing I want to hear from him, the only thing the people of this country want to hear from him is that...