From Fox News: The National Labor Relations Board has formally dropped its legal challenge against Boeing over a nonunion plant the aviation giant opened in South Carolina -- a move met with jeers by Republicans who long described the case as "frivolous" and anti-business.
The decision, announced Friday by the board's top attorney, comes after the Machinists union approved a 4-year contract extension with Boeing. As part of that deal, the union agreed to withdraw its charge that the company violated federal labor laws.
"This is the outcome we have always preferred," Lafe Solomon, the board's acting general counsel, said in a statement. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/09/labor-board-withdraws-boeing-complaint-after-settlement/?test=latestnews#ixzz1g7Ck1AcR
Oh what BS, Mr. Solomon. Just as the orginal ruling was political, so what this decesion. Pesident Obama knew this was not a winning issue so he had the NLRB and the union to change their minds and dropped the case.
Later int he article: But South Carolina lawmakers, as well as GOP presidential candidates, piled on the NLRB over the case, describing it as a politically motivated attack at the behest of union bosses that should never have happened.
"For the sake of the Boeing South Carolina workers, I'm pleased to hear the frivolous complaint that has put a cloud over their operations has been lifted," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said.
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said those with the NLRB who led the case should still "resign immediately."
DeMint said the "damage" had already been done, claiming "a precedent has been set by the NLRB that they will attack businesses in forced-unionism states that try to create jobs in right-to-work states."
On the presidential campaign trail, several GOP candidates offered similar derision.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich described the suit as a "politically motivated assault on the rule of law by President Obama and his big labor allies."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney described the NLRB as a "rogue agency."
Maybe it's time to defund the NLRB. It has become too political- on both sides.
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