Alexander Statement on NLRB Decision to Withdraw Boeing Complaint

Posted on December 9, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to withdraw its complaint against The Boeing Company:  

“Dropping the complaint solves the Boeing problem. But that the complaint was filed at all creates an environment that makes it riskier and more expensive to create private-sector jobs—the last thing a country with 34 months of above 8 percent unemployment needs.”

Shortly after the NLRB made its complaint against Boeing, Alexander, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), introduced the Job Protection Act of 2011 to preserve federal law’s existing protections of state right-to-work laws, clarify that the NLRB would not be able to order an employer to relocate jobs from one location to another, and guarantee an employer the right to decide where to do business within the United States. Click HERE to for video of Alexander’s speech in May of this year about the NLRB complaint and the senators’ legislation.

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