House Key Vote: Support Rep. Scott's Bill Halting NLRB Intrusions, H.R. 2587

September 12, 2011 J

Dear Representative,

On behalf of more than 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I urge you to support Rep. Tim Scott’s Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, H.R. 2587. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) bureaucrats should never be empowered to dictate important business decisions just because they don’t like the impact on their Big Labor allies. Mr. Scott’s bill would prohibit the NLRB from ordering a company to shut down, relocate, or transfer operations.

I urge you to vote YES on H.R. 2587 when it comes to a vote in the House in the coming days. Americans for Prosperity will rate this vote in its congressional ratings.

The April dispute between the NLRB and Boeing serves as a prime example of the kind of regulatory overreach this bill is trying to prevent. Instead of expanding production at its unionized plant in Washington State, Boeing decided to build a new facility in South Carolina, a “right-to-work” state with lower labor costs and friendlier business climate. The NLRB deemed this decision an “unfair labor practice” and then ordered the company to abandon the new facility in South Carolina.

Companies already face an out-of-control federal government that imposes over $1.75 trillion in regulatory costs on American businesses every year; those businesses will simply move their operations overseas if they are also asked to stomach blatant intimidation and costly relocation orders. Enforcing labor laws is important, but allowing the NLRB to dictate where a private company can do business simply goes way too far.

I urge you to vote YES on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. Americans for Prosperity will rate this vote in its congressional ratings.


James Valvo
Director of Government Affairs
Americans for Prosperity

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