WFI Applauds Introduction Of Job Protection Act

Washington, D.C. (May 12, 2011) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Job Protection Act, which will “preserve [F]ederal law’s existing protections of state right-to-work laws”:
“Today’s introduction of the Job Protection Act is an extremely positive development as the legislation stands up for and protects workers and businesses across the country,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).  “While it is deeply unfortunate that Congress has to put forward legislation to address the activist and biased actions of President Obama’s labor board, the message sent to union bosses seeking job-killing policies from government is both necessary and warranted.”

“U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) today introduced the Job Protection Act (S. 964), a bill to preserve federal law’s existing protections of state right-to-work laws … The bill would: clarify that the NLRB would not be able to order an employer to relocate jobs from one location to another [,] guarantee an employer the right to decide where to do business within the United States [and] protect an employer’s free speech regarding the costs associated with having a unionized workforce without fear of such communication being used as evidence in an anti-union discrimination claim.” (Press Release, “Alexander, Graham, DeMint Introduce Job Protection Act,” Senator Lamar Alexander, 5/12/11)