Manufacturers Urge Members of Congress to Protect Jobs from the NLRB's Agenda09/13/11 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act:
“The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) aggressive overreach in its complaint against the Boeing Company is causing such uncertainty among manufacturers during this difficult economic time that jobs are being threatened. The NLRB’s dangerous precedent of interfering in a company’s decisions about whom they can hire and where they can build their facilities will allow the NLRB to second-guess the business plans of manufacturers across the country without clear direction from Congress and the courts.
We urge all members of the House to vote to defend jobs and pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. It’s important to all manufacturers that we stop the NLRB from ordering employers to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstances.
The NLRB’s agenda should not be allowed to go unchallenged, so the NAM has taken a number of actions on behalf of job creators. Last week, the NAM filed a lawsuit against the Board regarding the posting requirement rule and partnered with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in a multi-state radio and web ad campaign urging members of Congress to pass this important piece of legislation.”