Once Again Heinrich Votes To Protect Big Labor And Their Job-Killing Agenda
Earlier today, U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich voted against the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, which would prevent the powerful and unelected National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.
Recently, in an effort to appease Big Labor the NLRB blocked Boeing from creating a thousand new jobs in South Carolina:
- “Boeing says it opened the South Carolina plant specifically to build 787 airplanes. It contends the lawsuit would effectively require the company to close the $750 million plant and lay off thousands of new workers there.” (Sam Hananel, “Boeing-NLRB labor dispute turns into headache for Obama,” Associated Press, 6/29/11)
This prompted General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt – the Chair of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness – to express his disgust with the NLRB’s job-killing agenda.
“On a visit to a GE facility in South Carolina, Immelt told GreenvilleOnline.com that he was ‘way in support of the Boeing team on this one.’
“‘You’ve got a world-class, high-tech, job-creating force that’s coming into South Carolina. I just can’t think of one reason why we’d want to slow that down, not one,’ Immelt said.” (Dustan Prial, “Immelt: ‘Way in Support’ of Boeing in NLRB Battle,” Fox Business, 7/13/11)
“Once again, Congressman Martin Heinrich has made it clear that he would rather have a few unelected federal bureaucrats – who are only looking out for Big Labor – interfere in how and where American companies can create jobs,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “With over 18,000 unemployed New Mexicans it’s clear that Barack Obama, Martin Heinrich and their job-killing Big Labor allies need to get out of the way so we can create jobs and get New Mexico working again.”