Republicans Trying To Gut NLRB To Defend Boeing And Other Corporations

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Republicans are trying to pass legislation in the House of Representatives that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from enforcing the law and protecting workers. H.R. 2587 would prevent the NLRB from remedying unfair retaliation against workers by corporations. The bill is a response to a recent punishment handed down to Boeing, who allegedly attempted to move a plant from Washington state to right-to-work state South Carolina after the workers attempted to strike.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka condemned the bill:

If a group of workers walk out of a plant because of unsafe working conditions, the company could decide to move the work and the jobs rather than fix the problem, and the NLRB would be powerless to protect the workers and their jobs.

If a group of women or African Americans joined together to protest race or sex discrimination by their employer, the company could simply transfer the work somewhere else, and the NLRB would be powerless to protect the workers.

Mitt Romney has jumped on board with the legislation and the attacks on the NLRB, calling its members "labor stooges."

Conservatives from the National Federation of Independent Business are launching an online campaign to defend the legislation, with a series of Google ads:

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The ads take to this propaganda page.


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