House Votes to Rein in NLRB

H.R. 2587, Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, passed the House by a vote of 238-186. The bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to deny the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) any power to: (1) order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment; (2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations; or (3) require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location. The bill was triggered by the pending unilateral action by the NLRB to deny Boeing the ability to build a plant in South Carolina which is not a union shop state.

Seven Republicans voted against the bill: Fitzpatrick (PA-8), Gibson (NY-20), Grimm (NY-13), LaTourette (OH-14), McKinley (WV-1), Meehan (PA-7), and Young (AK-at large). Eight Democrats voted for the bill: Barrow (GA-12), Boren (OK-2), Cooper (TN-5), Cuellar (TX-28), Matheson (UT-2), McIntyre (NC-7), Ross (AR-4), and Shuler (NC-11).


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