House To Vote On Bill For Labor Dispute Between Government, Boeing

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The proposed measure, expected to be voted on this Thursday, would undercut the high-profile lawsuit that was accusing Boeing of violating labor laws when it opened a new production line in South Carolina.According to The Associated Press, House Republicans who are angry with the government’s dispute with Boeing about labor practices are taking up a bill to prevent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members from interfering.

The proposed measure, expected to be voted on this Thursday, would undercut the high-profile lawsuit that was accusing Boeing of violating labor laws when it opened a new production line in South Carolina.

Members of the NLRB have argued that Boeing is punishing unionized workers in Washington for past strikes, as they feel that the company is moving its operations because of these events, something which the airplane giants vehemently deny, according to the AP.

Several key Republicans have spoken out against the NLRB for its actions.

“Businesses ought to be able to set up operations wherever they think it’s best for their success,” Rep. John Kline (R – Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, said in a statement. “They ought to be able to make those decisions without a body like the NLRB being able to come in and disrupt that.”

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped at the plant to voice his support for the new facility, as he noted that economic factors were what led the company to move, according to The Columbia State.

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