Sept. 12, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged House passage of a bill by Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) that would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from forcing an employer to relocate, shut down or transfer employment under any circumstance:
"The Obama Administration's NLRB has gone too far as it attempts to block Boeing from setting up a non-union shop away from its Washington state base of operations. It cares more about protecting union jobs than creating new jobs. While millions of Americans struggle to find work in the Obama economy, the NLRB is busy making sure Boeing cannot create jobs in right-to-work South Carolina. A company should be allowed to choose which state it wants to build a factory in free of any governmental interference.
"Rep. Tim Scott is to be applauded for bringing forward legislation that will begin to counter the NLRB's war on right-to-work states. This is a positive step, and we urge passage. But Congress needs to move past simply adopting stop-gap measures after the damage is already done. A comprehensive overhaul of our broken labor relations system is needed that will abolish the Board's quasi-judicial powers allowing it to serve as prosecutor, judge, and jury in favor of big labor."