Nine State Attorneys General Join in Protest Of Boeing Unfair Labor Practice Complaint

The BNA news service reports that the attorneys general of South Carolina, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia are challenging the NLRB’s overreach in its attempt to circumvent state Right to Work laws: 

The attorneys general of nine states April 28 sent a letter to National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon asserting that his approval of an unfair labor practice complaint challenging Boeing Co.’s decision to establish airplane production in South Carolina was an “ill-conceived retaliatory action” that “seeks to destroy our citizens’ right to work” and asking him to withdraw the complaint immediately.

The letter came a week after Solomon announced the issuance of a complaint alleging that Boeing illegally transferred some of the production of its 787 Dreamliner and related supply operations to South Carolina because Washingtonbased employees represented by the International Association of Machinists have in past years engaged in lawful strikes over contract disputes with the company (77 DLR AA-1, 4/21/11).