In poor taste. That’s about the nicest way that one could describe comments made by acting National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon on the NLRB’s lawsuit against Boeing. In an email commenting on a Planet Labor article that suggested that Boeing might not open its new plant in South Carolina, Solomon wrote:
“The article gave me a new idea. You go to Geneva and I get a job with airbus. We screwed up the U.S. economy and now we can tackle Europe.”
Manufacturers are already facing a host of troubling, anti-jobs and anti-growth actions from the NLRB, including the lawsuit against Boeing, Specialty Health Care, ambush elections, and posting regulations. Comments like these add nothing to the public debate and, in fact, reflect the reality of the negative economic effects that recent NLRB decisions have had across America.