CEI to Score Vote on Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act

CEI to Score Vote on Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act

CEI Will Score Members' Votes on WorkplaceChoice.org's Congressional Labor Scorecard
July 28, 2011

The House is expected to vote today on a bill that would rein in the overreach of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587) would limit the NLRB's ability to force an employer to relocate, shutdown, or transfer a business under any circumstances. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) commends supporters of the bill and plans to update its Congressional Labor Scorecard to reflect how members of Congress vote on H.R. 2587.

CEI Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio said, "It is unfortunate that Obama’s NLRB is so dedicated to placating Big Labor---at the expense of business and the economy---that Congress has been forced to draft a bill like H.R. 2587. This bill protects not just job creators but also workers. A few years ago, it would have been unheard of for the federal government to tell a private company where it could and could not open a new factory.  The sponsors of the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act are trying to give American business owners their rights back."

Research Associate Trey Kovacs added: "In a time of 9.2% unemployment and 14 million unemployed, H.R. 2587 is needed to stop the chilling effect of the union activist agenda of NLRB. This bill allows business to create jobs in U.S. without repercussions from overreaching executive agencies."

The Congressional Labor Scorecard is an ongoing project of WorkplaceChoice.org, CEI's labor policy website. You can read more about H.R. 2587 here on WorkplaceChoice.