Release Date: Oct 20, 2011Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber Launches New TV Ad Targeting NLRB Overreach
Urges Washington to Focus on Job Creation, Not Union Paybacks
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Freedom Initiative today launched a new television ad highlighting the economic damage caused by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) regulatory overreach. The television ad, entitled “ Step Forward,” is airing in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
The ad highlights an NLRB lawsuit filed in April seeking to end production of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Boeing’s new manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina, threatening nearly 4,000 new jobs.
“Telling employers where they can locate and who they can hire won’t grow the economy or create new jobs,” said Glenn Spencer, executive director of the Workforce Freedom Initiative. “Elected officials should stop the NLRB from pursuing its economically destructive agenda — now and next year.”
An American company steps forward - and builds a plant with nearly 4,000 new jobs.
But government regulators may shut it down because the workers are not “union.”
Unions spent hundreds of millions in recent elections.
Now, union leaders are pressuring the government to dictate where a company can locate and who they can hire.
Companies should be able to build new plants and create new American jobs without government interference.
Tell Washington, we need jobs – not union paybacks.
The Workforce Freedom Initiative’s television ad campaign comes just weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act,” which would prevent the NLRB from dictating where American companies can locate their facilities. “Step Forward” will augment the Chamber’s grassroots campaign to expand support for reining in the NLRB, particularly in the U.S. Senate.
The ad can be viewed at www.workforcefreedom.com.