Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (9/15) stood side-by-side with American employers by voting to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (HR 2587) -- legislation to block the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from instructing companies where they can and cannot operate within the United States. The measure passed the House by a vote of 238 - 186 and now moves to the United States Senate for consideration.
"At a time when 14 million Americans are out of work, we need to do everything possible to remove barriers to job growth and investment," said Crenshaw. "That's why we need to tear down policies such as the job-crushing regulations by the NLRB to order employers to close or relocate American workplaces. Get government out of the way and let the private sector do what it does best -- innovate and create jobs. There is no room for unelected government boards like the NLRB to stand in the way standing in the way of job creation."
Specifically, HR 2587:
* Amends the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstance. This legislation eliminates an extreme enforcement remedy available to the board; more than a dozen alternative remedies remain available to hold employers accountable for unlawful labor practices;
* Limits the NLRB's authority in all cases that have not reached final adjudication before the board; and
* Fosters a positive environment for American employers to develop their businesses in the state that offers the best opportunities for growth and job creation.