Manufacturers Urge Senate Committee to Pass Amendment to Rein in NLRB09/21/11 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued the following statement today urging members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to vote in favor of Sen. Graham’s (R-SC) amendment to limit the use of funds by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to interfere in a company’s basic business decisions:
“The aggressive actions of the NLRB are having a chilling effect on job creation and causing tremendous uncertainty for manufacturers. We are urging all members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to consider the impact of the NLRB’s actions on jobs in their state and vote in favor of Senator Graham’s amendment.
The NLRB’s actions against the Boeing Company set a dangerous precedent of interference in a company’s decisions about where they can locate and whom they can hire. If they prevail, the NLRB will be able to second-guess the business decisions of manufacturers across the country with impunity.
In addition to the Boeing complaint, NLRB actions such as the ‘ambush elections’ rule, the Specialty Healthcare case and the posting requirement rule are also causing great concern among manufacturers. The NAM has filed a lawsuit against the NLRB to stop the posting requirement rule, but additional action is needed today from Congress to rein in this unelected board. The time is now for Congress to act to protect jobs.”