WFI: Obama Regulatory Agency Shuts Down Workers Seeking To Protect Jobs

Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2011) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today issued the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opposing the intervention of Boeing employees in the complaint filed by the regulatory agency against the company:
“Over and over again we hear from this White House that they are most concerned with creating jobs, yet when workers try to protect their own employment, President Obama’s labor board shuts them down,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesman for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI).  “The narrative against the NLRB has always been that it is more concerned with handouts to Big Labor bosses than standing up for workers, and this provides the most vivid illustration of that.  As much as Lafe Solomon and Craig Becker might like this issue to go away, it won’t, and President Obama will need to explain to Americans why his regulatory agency pursued job-killing policies and silenced workers attempting to defend themselves from the attacks by his government bureaucrats.”  
Boeing Employees File Motion To Intervene In NLRB Case:
“Another group has mobilized against the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to force Boeing to move a production line toWashington state from South Carolina: Boeing Co. workers in South Carolina who say they’ll ‘almost certainly’ lose their jobs if the federal agency wins its case.  The group of three Boeing employees filed a motion Wednesday night to intervene in the NLRB’s complaint against the aircraft maker, saying they have a ‘direct and concrete stake’ in the outcome and  ‘relevant evidence’ to present in Boeing’s defense.” (Melanie Trottman, “Three Employees File In Support Of Boeing In NLRB Case,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/3/11)
President Obama’s NLRB Opposes Boeing Employees Intervention:

“Last week, three Boeing employees, whose jobs are at stake due to the National Labor Relations Board’s prosecution of their employer, filed to intervene in the case.  Now, just a few days later, Lafe Solomon has declared that he is opposed to their intervention in the case – even though they stand a good chance of losing their jobs due to the union and the NLRB’s actions.” (“Unbelievable! NLRB’s Acting General Counsel Opposes Boeing Employees’ Legal Involvement,” Red State, 6/8/11)