1st District Congressman Tim Scott has proposed a bill that directly targets the National Labor Relations Board. Scott says his bill has come as a result of the NLRB’s dealings in the fight to get Boeing’s final assembly facility out of South Carolina and back to Washington state.
“In the middle of a $14.3 trillion debt, the NLRB is going to take our tax dollars and attack America’s largest exporter and to rob jobs from Charleston? That’s called a fixed game and we cannot stand for that,” says Scott.
The NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing because it said the airline maker violated federal law by expanding its 787 jetliners to South Carolina, a right-to-work state, instead of unionized Washington state. Scott says the bottom line is this–
“We have to remove from the NLRB’s ammunition the ability to remove jobs from one state and require they go to another state. Here’s the worse news: they now are looking at ways to tweak BMW in Greenville,” says Scott.
Scott says private-sector companies need to be the ones who decide the fate of jobs–not politicians.
“We have to forget Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals and think about the future of the average person in our country and we are blinded by our own agenda sometimes,” says Scott.
Scott says his bill would take away power from the NLRB.
“The NLRB has been armed with a number of alternatives for remedies when they are victorious at finding fault with a company. This removes the remedy of job relocation and it makes it affect Boeing and as well as future companies like BMW and others who will be coming under the spotlight under the NLRB,” says Scott.
Scott has introduced the bill in the House.