By: Mark Hyman
It is great for the U.S. economy – which is inÂ terrible shape – when Boeing sells lots of planes.
Then the National Labor Relations Board brought everything to a halt.Â TheÂ NLRB filed aÂ lawsuit to stop the new plant.Â The problem – according to the NLRB – is that South Carolina is aÂ right-to-work state.Â That means employees have a choice on whether or not to join a union.
The NLRB instead wants Boeing to build all 787s in Seattle.Â Washington is aÂ union shop state.Â Workers can be forced to pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union.
There was a time when union thugs used baseball bats and chains to get their way. Now, union thugs get a federal pension.Â Because they run the NLRB.Â And they areÂ thugs.
There is no precedent in American history for this.Â Even worse, the NLRB has its ownÂ court system with administrative law judges deciding cases.
This scandal is another example of an out-of-control government that punishes businesses and workers in order to enrich union bosses.
Congress should defund the NLRB.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.