About a dozen members of Americans for Prosperity-Virginia today urged Rep. Gerry Connolly (11th District) to support HR2587, which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance. The AFP supporters met with Connolly representatives at the Congressman's Prince William County district office.
The meeting was civil, cordial and productive, as AFP urged Connolly, who is publicly undecided on the bill, to vote for its passage when it comes up for a House vote as early as this week.
The legislation is in response to the NLRB lawsuit against Boeing, which wanted to produce its new 787s in South Carolina rather than Washington state. South Carolina is a right-to-work state, while Washington is not.
This is also very relevant to Virginia as the northern-most right-to-work state.
Virginia Director for AFP Trixie Averill issued the following statement: