Sixth District Congressman and House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn did not vote for a bill to curtail the work of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In a statement today after the vote for passage of the bill in the house, introduced by 1st District Rep. Tim Scott, Clyburn said the board is charged with protecting workers’ rights.
“As the former director of an independent agency — the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission – I know firsthand that such agencies come under fire when decisions they make are not popular. I don’t agree with the NLRB’s case against Boeing, but I believe in the purpose of the agency and its independence from political influence.” Clyburn said. “The current House action is an attempt to meddle in work of this independent agency in order to gain political points. I don’t support the NLRB’s Boeing complaint, and I don’t support this political gamesmanship. That is why I voted against the legislation.”