Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), released the following statement regarding the complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board against Boeing because it plans to expand a non-union production facility in South Carolina:
"I find it incomprehensible that the NLRB would go as far to insert itself into the business decisions of a private company. In my opinion, this is an example of extreme overreach by the agency that sets a disturbing precedent. I certainly support my colleague, Sen. Johnny Isakson, on his leadership in this issue through his membership on the U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions."
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently filed a complaint against the Boeing Company in which the NLRB claims that Boeing's decision in selecting Charleston, South Carolina as a site for new aircraft assembly represents an "unfair labor practice." South Carolina, like Georgia, is a right-to-work state and the NLRB is characterizing the move as punishment to organized labor and a unionized plant in Washington state.