|April 28, 2011
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Today, Attorney General Pam Bondi joined eight other Attorneys General in a letter opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing for unfair labor practices. In their letter, the Attorneys General assert that the complaint is without legal basis and that it impedes the state, and potentially the nation, in economic recovery and business development.
“Florida has a vested interest in ensuring that businesses are not unfairly prevented from expanding their operations in right-to-work states, like ours,” stated Attorney General Bondi. “Boeing has every right to consider the potential consequences unions may have on business and make decisions accordingly.”
In 2009, Boeing announced plans to build a new plant in Washington State; however, the company ultimately chose to expand in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. Alleging the company acted out of “anti-union animus,” the NLRB filed a complaint seeking to prevent Boeing’s business expansion in South Carolina.
Click here to view a copy of the letter sent to NLRB: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/JMEE-8GCN95/$file/5.28.11LettertoNLRB.pdf