Republican candidates for president should make Boeing's fight with the National Labor Relations Board over a massive new plant near Charleston, S.C., a centerpiece of their campaigns next year, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Wednesday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims that a National Labor Relations Board proposal to modernize and streamline union elections would tilt the playing field in favor of organized labor ("NLRB proposes fast-tracking union votes," Web, June 21). The truth is the NLRB proposal is a modest, long-overdue step to restore fairness to the system.
In his first public comments on a simmering labor-management battle, President Obama Wednesday appeared to sympathize with aerospace giant Boeing in its fight with labor unions and the National Labor Relations Board over a major new nonunion manufacturing plant in South Carolina.
The National Labor Relations Board functions in relative obscurity, drawing scant attention beyond management and union types who focus on industrial relations and labor issues. Even members of Congress generally pay little heed, while the public ignores it.
Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina said Wednesday the complaints of organized labor over the opening of a $750 million nonunion Boeing Co. airline assembly plant in his district were "ludicrous."
South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott said Wednesday the complaints of organized labor over the opening of a $750 million non-union Boeing airline assembly plant in South Carolina were "ludicrous."
The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee harshly attacked on Tuesday proposed new rules from the National Labor Relations Board designed to drastically shorten the period workers have to consider a vote to join a union.
The Obama administration talks about creating jobs through new training efforts and programs that may be positive, but it does not mention why growth is not what it could be.
Fresh off her well-received performance in last week's Republican presidential debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann now tops the field of candidates in a new Zogby poll of Republican primary voters.