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BREAKING NEWS: NLRB: House passes bill targeting Boeing labor case – Forbes.com

September 15, 2011

House passes bill targeting Boeing labor case

Associated Press

By SAM HANANEL , 09.15.11, 01:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a bill that would undermine the government’s case accusing Boeing Co. of retaliating against union workers.

The measure approved on a 238-186 vote would limit the National Labor Relations Board’s enforcement power. It would prohibit the agency from ordering any employer to shut down plants or relocate work, even if a company violates labor laws.

House Republicans say the board shouldn’t have power to dictate where a private business can locate. The NLRB alleges that Boeing ( BA – news – people ) punished union workers in Washington state for past strikes by opening a new plant in right-to-work South Carolina. Boeing denies the allegations.

Unions say the bill would gut worker protection laws.

But the bill isn’t expected to get a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate, which it must pass to become law.

via House passes bill targeting Boeing labor case – Forbes.com.

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One Comment
  1. September 15, 2011 12:04 PM

    Our system of government is broken when we cannot pass laws and see them put into practice. Did the Republican controlled House speak to anyone in the Senate to determine if this law is likely to pass? I doubt it. Furthermore we all know that the president is unlikely to sign this bill into law.

    I just saw Speaker John Boehner on CNBC saying the two political parties seem to be from different planets. Of all the tings he said that was the most telling statement on the condition of our government.

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