Original Press Release
Manufacturers: House Vote a Positive Step Toward Protecting Jobs
Press release date: September 15, 2011
Senate Must Act Now to Pass Legislation to Prevent the NLRB from Harming More Jobs
Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The legislation reins in the aggressive agenda of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB's actions are threatening jobs and causing uncertainty for manufacturers as they struggle to recover from the economic downturn.
"Today's bipartisan House vote clearly demonstrates that Congress believes the NLRB has overreached and needs to be stopped," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "The NLRB's actions are having a chilling impact on job creation and causing a great deal of uncertainty for manufacturers throughout the country. Today's vote is just one step in the process of reining in this rogue agency. Manufacturers thank the members of the House who voted to pass this bill today. To protect jobs the Senate must take up this legislation as soon as possible."
A recent survey of NAM members found that 69 percent of respondents believe the NLRB's actions will hurt job creation. Manufacturers remain extremely concerned about other NLRB actions in addition to the complaint against the Boeing Company, such as the "ambush elections" rule, the Specialty Healthcare decision and the posting requirement rule.
Leading up to the vote in the House today, the NAM and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) partnered in a multi-state radio and web ad campaign urging members of Congress to pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. Additionally, last week the NAM filed a lawsuit against the NLRB to stop the posting requirement rule.
For more information about the campaign to support jobs and stop the NLRB's agenda, please visit www.nam.org and www.nfib.com.
-NAM- The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.