Thursday, May 19, 2011

NLRB Outrageous Decision

by Jim Fausone

Over 30 years of practicing law, I have seen foolish and unexplainable decisions by courts and boards. This one has to be in the top ten.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that Boeing's opening of a plant in right-to-work state South Carolina was prohibited because it was anti-union. The NLRB ruled that Boeing’s decision to locate in the south was retaliation for union strikes in Washington State. Notwithstanding, the facts showed that Boeing had added 2000 jobs in Washington State. The critics claim this decision by the Obama NLRB is pay-back for union support of the administration.

Business decisions are motivated primarily by making a profit for the company. If the government can tell you where you can build your plant in this country, expect those who can move out of the country to do that. Do we want Lansing to tell a business you can only build in Detroit or the UP? This decision is outrageous and should heighten calls for defunding of the NLRB.

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