On Thursday, the U.S. House voted to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from “ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance,” according to Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19).
The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (HR 2587) was brought up by House Republicans as part of their effort to show how the Administration is actually taking regulatory actions that stifle job creation and harm the economy.
“A private business should be allowed to locate anywhere in the United States that they choose,” Shimkus noted. “Yet the NLRB says ‘no you can’t build a plant in that state.’ That’s ridiculous.”
On April 20, 2011, the NLRB issued a complaint against Boeing for deciding to build a new plant in South Carolina. However, the plant is already up and running. It cost $750 million and has over 1,000 employees.
“While this Administration talks about jobs a lot, in reality they are causing uncertainty in the economy and trying to close down plants,” Shimkus added. “Dictating where a private company must locate jobs sounds more like communism than a democratic republic that we are.”