Today, South Carolina lawmakers from federal, state, and local levels joined together to say they will fight. Senator Lindsey Graham says the NLRB has a political agenda, not a legal one.
This complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board accusing Boeing of coming to South Carolina for retaliatory purposes against Washington unions is frivolous and a dangerous precedents to set for the country. It is driven by special interest politics where the National Labor Relations Board is answering to union demands and ignoring the facts and the law, and it doesn’t have a snowball chance in hell of going anywhere in court.
Governor Nikki Haley says Boeing will stay in South Carolina, and she has a message for the NLRB:
We welcome them to South Carolina to shop in our stores, to eat in our restaurants and to play on our golf courses. But, we absolutely will not let them come and bully our businesses or mess with our employees and as governor, I absolutely will not stand for it.
The Boeing Charleston plant is in 1st District Congressman Tim Scott’s district, and his message was to South Carolinians–
Can you imagine anything worse than your tax dollars attacking private companies? Think about it, $14 trillion debt and the NLRB is going to use our tax dollars to attack our private-sector companies.
House Speaker Bobby Harrell says no matter the party, South Carolina lawmakers are joining forces to fight together to keep Boeing.
Our community is absolutely united together to help make sure that we help Boeing deal with this issue. The NLRB has declared war on right-to-work states.
The two cities the NLRB claim effects are Charleston and North Charleston. Both mayors were on hand for the locking of arms with state and federal lawmakers. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley–
This is a shameful act. It is outrageous and as we stated already extraordinarily wasteful. Huge sums of money will be spent on this litigation and Boeing will prevail, without any question.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey says he will work even harder for the Boeing workers.
I want to apologize to the employees of Boeing that you have to go through this because this is ludicrous. Let me tell you how ludicrous this is. You’ve got companies all over America sending their jobs offshore. Don’t you think that every corporate citizen of the U.S. is looking at this debacle?
Senator Graham says the complaint will go before a board, the board will make a decision, then Boeing will have the ability to appeal any decision to a district court.