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  • Issa Subpoenas NLRB for Boeing Documents, Internal Communications

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board on Sunday requesting documents that he said the board had failed to provide of its own accord.

    The documents involve the NLRB’s controversial suit against Boeing, which seeks to block the airline giant from opening a production facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, instead of Washington State. The NLRB claims the move constitutes retaliation against the International Association of Machinists union. Boeing insists that it is purely a business decision.

    The subpoena orders the NLRB to provide all documents and internal communications relating to Boeing or the IAM from January 1, 2009 to present by noon on Friday. Issa claims that the committee requested those materials in May, but had not received them from NLRB.

    “NLRB’s action in the case against Boeing has the potential to create a job-killing precedent just as U.S. manufacturers are working toward economic recovery,” Issa said in a statement on Monday. “That a Washington, D.C.-based bureaucracy could dictate the work location and parameters for a world-leading company is unprecedented in a global economy and hobbles a leading American job creator at a time of economic vulnerability.”

    The Labor Department did not return a request for comment by press time.

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    6 Responses to Issa Subpoenas NLRB for Boeing Documents, Internal Communications

    1. Nikki says:

      Why does Issa have to KEEP asking for documents? Obama said his administration would be transparent, then why don't they do as asked or subpoenaed to do? It would seriously lead one to believe they are not being honest! If that is the case…….what are the consequences? We know they will stall for time…… and it should be against the law and they should be KICKED TO THE CURB. This is OUR GOVERNMENT..and if the Obama Administration can't be HONEST……..IMPEACH HIM AND HIS THUGS!

    2. Stirling says:

      It's obvious the NLRB is stonewalling this inquiry. This is more reason for the 2012 election to vote out those who give cover to this corruption. The NLRB knows that the gig is up come 2012 when the people have had enough of the "dog and pony show" that is "Hope and change." Thank you Issa for your work.

    3. akabosan says:

      Boeing in South Carolina is a terrific opportunity for the union workers in Washington State to show how and why they are better than those scabs in South Carolina. The production output should be higher in Washington, since the workers there have more experience, an attribute that is very important to unions (well seniority is…). The cost of doing business for Boeing will obviously be lower, so why aren't union people all over the country demonstrating and picketing to get the plant(s) up and running? Not afraid of a little competition, are they? GB

    4. Bobbie says:

      one of many government entities holding back and causing the collapse of America. remove these wastes of time, money and productivity. NLRB admit they're interference, show NLRB the door…

    5. Dave H says:

      It's not a relocation. It's a new plant. (This is an important point in the NLRB's suit, which alleges retaliation. It can't be retaliation if it's a new plant, not a relocation.)

    6. Bobbie says:

      about that retaliation. what a juvenile threat. what mental capacity are we dealing with when an abuse of government threatens retaliation if they don't get their way? No wonder they came up with programs for bullying, government leads by example! how much more humility are we going to stand for? we need adults with common sense that handle matters maturely. Not over paid, power hungry, spoiled government crybabies with no sense.

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