Three Employees Fight Back Against NLRB's Demand that Boeing Move South Carolina Factory

In a labor law system created by the National Labor Relations Act and overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), hardworking employees are typically the pawns in battles between Big Labor and management. It is rare when the livelihoods of individual employees are even considered by the NLRB, and its recent action of attempting to close Boeing’s South Carolina expansion is no exception to the harm that the NLRB has been known to cause employees.

But, three people have stood up to the NLRB and demanded to be heard by the NLRB with regard to its wrongheaded actions against Boeing’s South Carolina workers. Dennis Murray, Cynthia Ramaker and Meredith Going, Sr. with the legal assistance of the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation (Foundation) have filed as interveners in the NLRB’s Boeing case. (click here to download their motion).

Finally, as with the Chris Mosquera v. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, individual Americans tired of waiting for others have begun to grasp for liberty in attempt pull it back from the clutches of President Obama’s Big Labor controlled Administration.

Will there be more legal challenges to this Administration’s assaults on individual liberty and worker rights? You betcha.

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More from Meg Kinnard of the Associated Press:

Three employees at Boeing Co.’s North Charleston plant want roles in a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board, claiming they are sure to lose their jobs if the federal agency is successful and work on the 787 passenger jet returns to Washington state.

“If seems clear that many Charleston-based employees and I would lose our jobs with Boeing in South Carolina if the General Counsel’s proposed remedy is adopted,” Dennis Murray wrote in a declaration filed Wednesday. “The current unemployment rate here is high and jobs are scarce. If I lose my job, my family will be devastated. … Thanks to Boeing I am able to keep food on the table and a roof over my head for all of my family.”

Murray, Meredith Going Sr. and Cynthia Ramaker want a voice opposing the NLRB’s complaint, filed in April, claiming Boeing located a new 787 passenger aircraft assembly line in South Carolina – a right-to-work state – to retaliate against Washington state union workers who went on strike in 2008. The NLRB wants that work [moved] to Washington, even though the company has already built a new South Carolina plant and hired 1,000 workers.

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