Congressman Tim Scott (SC-01) has introduced the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (HR 2587) to prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from dictating the location of American jobs.
Scott's district includes North Charleston, home to the Boeing Company's new final assembly line for the 787 Dreamliner, where the NLRB has initiated a misguided and ill-informed lawsuit against Boeing that could end in the loss of more than 11,000 jobs in South Carolina. Scott has been an outspoken opponent of the suit, highlighting the inherent flaws in the NLRB's case and previously introducing the Job Protection Act which will prevent the NLRB from moving forward specifically in its case against Boeing.
"I am proud to introduce the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, which will stop an unelected government board from overstepping their bounds and creating disincentives for job creation," Scott said. "I know this bill hits close to home for the people of my district, and will save jobs across the entire country, as well. This is the kind of thing I was sent to Washington to do -- get government out of the way and let the private sector do what it does best -- innovate and create jobs."
Specifically, HR 2587 will amend the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstance beginning the date of passage. The bill has been assigned to the House Education and Workforce Committee, where it has the support of Committee Chairman John Kline (MN-02).