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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Obama Tilts toward Boeing in NLRB Fight

“In his first public comments on a simmering labor-management battle, President Obama Wednesday appeared to sympathize with aerospace giant Boeing in its fight with labor unions and the National Labor Relations Board over a major new nonunion manufacturing plant in South Carolina…. In his White House press conference, Mr. Obama was careful to say the NLRB was an independent agency and that it would be up to an agency judge to decide the merits of the case, but added that American companies — especially successful firms such as Boeing — should have the maximum flexibility to make investments within the United States.” (Washington Times)

Who needs the NLRB?

FEE Timely Classic
“On Freedom of Association” by Charles W. Baird