When citizens get involved, government responds.
You may remember the lawsuit by the NLRB trying to prevent Boeing from locating a plant in right-to-work state of South Carolina. Last week the NLRB withdrew its lawsuit.
Business groups and Republican lawmakers applauded the decision Friday, but were similarly cautious about what the fact the dispute got as far as it did might mean for the future.
Randy Johnson, a senior vice president on labor issue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the decision to drop the complaint, but argued Friday that “more needs to be done to prevent this outrageous overreach in the future.”
The NLRB case “will stand as one of the great examples of pro-union activism and government overreach in history,” Mr. Johnson said.
Republicans in the House have introduced bills designed to curb the powers of the NLRB in the wake of the Boeing complaint, arguing recent actions by the board have been far too heavily titled toward the interests of labor unions — a key part of Mr. Obama’s political base.
“Today’s decision confirms the NLRB’s action against Boeing was nothing more than a shameless campaign to bully an American employer,” House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, Minnesota Republican, said in a statement. “While I am pleased Boeing and the union agreed to a resolution, thousands of jobs in South Carolina and many more across the country were threatened by the NLRB’s decision to pick winners and losers in a labor dispute.”