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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to vote YES on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. Introduced by Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), the bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstance. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act would help ensure that the government agency does not over step their bounds by dictating decisions made by private sector companies.
The NLRB blocked Boeing from building a new plant in South Carolina earlier this year. The government agency alleged that Boeing planned to build their $1 billion factory in South Carolina since it is a right to work state. Boeing’s reasons for choosing the state are irrelevant. All private companies should be free to move whenever they want as long as no property rights are being violated. The wrongful actions of the NLRB could cost South Carolina thousands of jobs.
Federal bureaucrats should not be reversing the business decisions of private employers. Washington already has too many harmful regulations that hurt job growth. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act would prevent the NLRB from picking winners and losers on behalf of big labor. With the official unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, we must get the government out of the way of job creators. One way to restore economic certainty is reining in the authority of the NLRB to dictate which state private companies set up shop.
I urge you to call your Representative and ask him or her to vote YES on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. We will count their vote as a KEY VOTE when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2011. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the Jefferson Award, which recognizes members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.