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Florida Manufacturers Urge Congress to Protect Jobs

September 15, 2011
Source: National Association of Manufacturers

Now Is the Time for Congress to Stop the NLRB’s Actions

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011 – Florida manufacturers and small businesses are urging Florida’s congressional delegation to stand up for American job creators this week and pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587). The bill’s passage would rein in the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) overreach in dictating where companies can locate their facilities and whom they can hire.

The NLRB’s complaint against the Boeing Company is causing uncertainty for businesses throughout Florida. The NLRB’s action could force the company to halt production, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

“With unemployment at 10.7 percent in Florida, our government should not be creating policies that hurt employers’ ability to create jobs,” said Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO Barney Bishop. “In this difficult economic time, our state’s communities cannot afford to lose a single job, which is why this overreach from the NLRB is very concerning. I ask members of our House delegation to vote to defend jobs and support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act to let Florida workers and job creators know they are on our side.”

“The NLRB’s overreach and aggressive agenda are having a chilling effect on job creation and causing continued uncertainty throughout Florida and the rest of our country,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This legislation is an important step to reining in the NLRB. We ask all Florida members of Congress to vote to pass the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act to defend Florida jobs.”

The Boeing case is just one of the harmful actions from the NLRB impacting job creation. The NAM has partnered with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in launching an aggressive media and grassroots campaign in key congressional districts to educate the public about the harmful impact of the NLRB’s actions.


Known as “The Voice of Florida Business,” Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has advocated for the principles of prosperity and free enterprise since 1920. Representing more than 10,000 businesses across the state, AIF is one of Florida’s most powerful and successful government affairs and business lobbying groups.

The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.  Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs.  For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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