South Carolina’s Attorney General is expressing his anger against the National Labor Relation Board’s suit it filed against Boeing.
Nearly a week ago, the NLRB filed a lawsuit against the Boeing Corporation for what the agency called a violation of federal law for placing their new 787 assembly line in South Carolina, a “right-to-work state.” The NLRB accuses Boeing of retaliating against union workers in Washington state for striking and it wants the new operation brought back to the Pacific Northwest state. South Carolina lawmakers– local, state and federal– quickly rallied to say they will fight for Boeing to stay in the state.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) accused the NLRB of having a political agenda. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson agreed with Graham’s assessment.
The NLRB announced Monday that is moving ahead with lawsuits against Arizona and South Dakota over state constitutional amendments that require secret ballot elections to form unions.
State Attorney General Wilson issued a statement Monday. “Continued threats from the NLRB show that the organization’s true focus is on preserving the influence of labor unions, while ignoring the fact that these measures are killing jobs and threatening real economic growth across the country. I will continue to fight for South Carolina’s Right to Work environment by all means necessary.”