Wilson: Big Labor Has Faithful Friend in NLRB

Jul 7, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, released the following statement after today’s committee hearing focused on “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice.”

Wilson stated, “These proposals will represent a major shift in procedures that will adversely affect the rights of workers. 

“The NLRB seeks to limit the rights of employers and workers by forcing them to forfeit their legal rights while delaying litigation over many voter-eligibility issues. Unions want to force workers to become members by taking away the rights afforded by the laws of this country. These moves are clearly aimed to pressure workers into joining a union without making an informed decision.   

“Employers choose to locate to South Carolina due to its welcoming business climate due in part to its right-to-work laws. These proposals by the NLRB are the latest attempt to continue to push its activist agenda at the expense of American jobs.”