Reince Priebus on NLRB, Boeing

RedState has had extensive and in-depth coverage of the National Labor Relations Board prosecution of Boeing, most recently here and here. For an excellent analysis of why this is so important, and the possible consequences of this prosecution, read The NLRB’s Opening Of Pandora’s Box Beyond Boeing by LaborUnionReport.


Today at, Chairman Reince Priebus has a good summary post up about the administration’s handling of this situation.

This week Congressional Republicans are scheduled to hold hearings over a brazen assault on private industry by President Obama’s labor union committee, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB, which is controlled by Democrats, filed a lawsuit attempting to prevent Boeing from building its new line of planes in Right-to-Work South Carolina that would have created 1,000 new manufacturing jobs in one of the states hardest hit by the Obama Economy. With national unemployment ticking up to 9.1 percent and long term joblessness at record levels, one might think President Obama would jump at the opportunity to boost job creation before an election that will be a referendum on his handling of the economy. Not so. Unfortunately when it comes to Barack Obama and his union bosses, not all jobs are created equal.

The Chairman is noting the same point LaborUnionReport has been hammering home here at RedState: that this situation has the potential to have an enormously deleterious effect on both the economy at large, and job creation specifically. And that this doesn’t seem to matter to the President:


It is nothing short of hypocritical for President Obama to travel the country telling businesses to start “betting on American workers” while his Administration squashes thousands of good paying American jobs solely for political reasons. Sadly, this stunt is par for the course for the Obama Administration and the latest in a long line of White House policies specifically designed to benefit Democrat special interests.

Read the whole thing here.

I suggest reading everything linked in this post. The NLRB v. Boeing is a heavyweight bout, with heavyweight stakes, and it pays to know what we’re dealing with.


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