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AFP Disappointed by Connecticut Congressional Delegation

September 15, 2011 J

Delegation stands in the way of desperately needed job creation

HARTFORD CT. — Today the House of Representatives passed on a critical bill (238-186) to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from destroying American jobs. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in response to the NLRB’s gross overreach attempting to move a Boeing production facility in South Carolina.

“I applaud Congressman Tim Scott and the representatives who stood up against the NLRB,” said AFP Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen. “It’s really a sad state of affairs that in the United States we need legislation to remind bureaucrats they cannot make decisions about where businesses locate. This bill is critical to ensuring that the NLRB cannot interfere in important business decisions.”

Last week, AFP activists across the country visited key lawmakers’ district offices to express their serious concerns about the NLRB’s interference in desperately needed job creation in America. The group’s activists have also been calling and emailing their legislators throughout the week urging them to support the bill and protect American jobs.

“The NLRB’s interference and overreach extends way beyond South Carolina and into every state. Our country and Connecticut needs to create more good, private sector jobs in order to get back on the path to prosperity, said JR Romano State Director for AFP. “I am disappointed in the whole Connecticut Delegation for standing against job creation, this bill is necessary to protect vital jobs and get America back to work.”

Congressman Scott’s bill was introduced in response to an NLRB effort to stop Boeing from creating thousands of jobs in South Carolina, which is a right to work state with affordable labor costs and a friendly business environment. H.R. 2587 would clarify that the NLRB does not have the power to order any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.

“I know the citizens across Connecticut would be furious that NLRB had the authority to block a private company from coming here,” concluded Romano.

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