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- May 12, 2011

Obama Tells Companies To “Start Betting On American Workers” While His Administration Squashes Thousands Of American Jobs

“‘They’ve Got To Start Placing Their Bets On America,’ Mr. Obama Said Of U.S. Companies … ‘Now’s The Time For Them To Start Betting On American Workers And American Products.’” (Jared Favole, Obama to U.S. Companies: ‘Bet on American Workers, Products’,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/12/11)

MEANWHILE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STACKS THE DECK FOR HIS UNION BOSS BACKERS AT THE COST OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN JOBS

The National Labor Relations Board Filed A Lawsuit To Prevent Boeing From Opening A New Factory In South Carolina, A Right To Work State

The Savannah Morning Herald: “In a shocking and frightening display of Washington interference, the National Labor Relations Board has taken unprecedented legal action against The Boeing Company to prevent it from expanding production in the Palmetto State.” (Editorial, “Boeing Plant: Job Killing In S.C.,” The Savannah Morning Herald, 5/5/11)

  • Savannah Morning Herald: “Why? Because the federal board claims that a private company that creates jobs in a right-to-work state like South Carolina is engaging in an ‘unfair labor practice.’” (Editorial, “Boeing Plant: Job Killing In S.C.,” The Savannah Morning Herald, 5/5/11)
  • Savannah Morning Herald: “Private Companies Must Have The Flexibility To Make Investments To Remain Financially Successful And Keep Workers On The Job.” (Editorial, “Boeing Plant: Job Killing In S.C.,” The Savannah Morning Herald, 5/5/11)

The Augusta Chronicle: “Are Jobs The President's No. 1 Priority -- Or Unions? The Answer Seems Clear.” (Editorial, “Choose Jobs Over Unions,” The Augusta Chronicle, 5/10/11)

  • Augusta Chronicle: “President Obama recently reiterated that jobs are his top priority. Perhaps, but for which country? It can't be the United States: His administration is actually trying to block the creation of some 1,000 jobs in South Carolina.” (Editorial, “Choose Jobs Over Unions,” The Augusta Chronicle, 5/10/11)

 The Arizona Republic: “In An Era Of Anemic Job Growth, The NLRB's Attacks Upon Boeing And The States Will Only Generate Greater Uncertainty And Greater Reluctance By Private Industry To Make The Enormous Investments Necessary To Create Jobs.” (Editorial, “Right-To-Work States Bullied,” The Arizona Republic, 4/27/11)

  •  Arizona Republic: “The National Labor Relations Board is making it clear to right-to-work states like Arizona that it does not favor companies moving manufacturing operations out of closed-shop union states.” (Editorial, “Right-To-Work States Bullied,” The Arizona Republic, 4/27/11)

The Denver Post: “The NLRB's Action Is Beyond Unsettling. The Lawsuit, In Effect, Is An Effort To Tell An American Company How To Operate Its Business And To Intimidate Its Officers.” (Editorial, “Killing Jobs In South Carolina,” The Denver Post, 5/2/11)

  • Denver Post: “The lawsuit, in effect, is an effort to tell an American company how to operate its business and to intimidate its officers.” (Editorial, “Killing Jobs In South Carolina,” The Denver Post, 5/2/11)

The Wall Street Journal: President Obama's National Labor Relations Board Has Spent The Year Thumbing Its Nose At Congress By Reinterpreting Longstanding Labor Law On Behalf Of Union Friends.” (Editorial, “Congress Vs. The NLRB,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/4/11)

  • The Wall Street Journal: This is a union dream come true, on par with ‘card check.’” (Editorial, “Congress Vs. The NLRB,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/4/11)

Though The NLRB Is Seeking To Put The Plant In Washington State, Even The Seattle Times Says Obama’s Actions Have Crossed The Line

The Seattle Times: “This Page Regretted Boeing's Decision, But Has Never Thought Of It As Something That Could Be, Or Should Be, Reversed By The Federal Government.” (Editorial, “Boeing’s South Carolina 787 Assembly Line Disappointing But Not ‘Unfair’,” The Seattle Times, 4/22/11)

  • Seattle Times: “The Company Has The Right To Build Assembly Plants. It Can Build Them In South Carolina Or In Afghanistan If It Likes. Its Decision May Be Unwise, But It Is Boeing's.” (Editorial, “Boeing’s South Carolina 787 Assembly Line Disappointing But Not ‘Unfair’,” The Seattle Times, 4/22/11)

OBAMA’S NLRB IS SETTING A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT THAT WILL CHILL JOB CREATION AND COULD FORCE SOME COMPANIES OVERSEAS

Boeing’s Lawyer Warns That If The NLRB Can Tell A Company Where To Make It’s Products It Could Cost “Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs.” “If it succeeds, a suit by the National Labor Relations Board seeking to block Boeing from building airplanes in a non-union facility in South Carolina will set a precedent that could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide, the company's vice president and general counsel Michael Lutting said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.” (Phillip Klein, “Boeing Lawyer Tells Senate Committee NLRB Suite Could Cost Hundreds IOf Thousands Of Jobs,” The Washington Examiner, 5/12/11)

The NLRB’s Actions Will Limit Expansion Of U.S. Companies And Could Force Others Overseas. “Applied across the economy, Luttig said, it means that many companies that have production lines in unionized states won't be able to build additional facilities in right-to-work states. And on the flip side, companies won't want to open new factories in unionized states, because they'll be worried that they'll be limited in where they can expand in the future. Still other companies, Luttig said, would locate overseas.” (Phillip Klein, “Boeing Lawyer Tells Senate Committee NLRB Suite Could Cost Hundreds IOf Thousands Of Jobs,” The Washington Examiner, 5/12/11)

The Detroit News: “If the NLRB complaint is upheld in the courts, it will ultimately damage not only the firms that will then be held hostage to their unions, but all heavily unionized states such as Michigan.” (Editorial, “Rein In The NLRB,” The Detroit News, 4/29/11)

The Boston Herald: “Freedom to decide where to produce something is just as essential a right as the freedom to decide what to charge for it; curtailing this right will make all businesses check their investment plans.” (Editorial, “How To Stall A Recovery,” The Boston Herald, 5/1/11)

  • The Boston Herald: “The Sad Thing Is, Obama Probably Is Not Displeased.” (Editorial, “How To Stall A Recovery,” The Boston Herald, 5/1/11)

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