US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on House passage of the "Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act"

(Washington – September 15, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement after today’s passage of H.R. 2587, The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act.  It was approved in a 238-186 vote and now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration:

“This bill will help create jobs and put more Americans back to work.  It does that by removing burdensome regulations that allow the National Labor Relations Board to order the closure or relocation of American workplaces.  The federal government shouldn’t have the ability to capriciously intrude into the affairs of the private sector by dictating where a private business can establish its workforce.  That’s not only bad government, it’s bad business, too, because it leaves companies facing uncertainty and unpredictability.  This important legislation removes barriers to job growth and restricts the federal government’s intrusion into the private sector.”

Background:  Earlier this year, the NLRB filed a complaint against the Boeing Company for creating work in South Carolina and sought to force Boeing to transfer the work to a unionized facility in Washington.

H.R. 2587 amends the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstances, and further eliminates an extreme enforcement remedy.  It also preserves more than one dozen alternative remedies to hold employers accountable for unlawful labor practices and limits the NLRB’s authority in all cases that have not reached a final adjudication before the board.  Furthermore, H.R. 2587 fosters a positive environment for job creators to develop their businesses in the state that offers the best opportunities for growth and job creation.