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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman agrees with Governor Mike Beebe’s assessment that a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) could be “detrimental” to Arkansas. 

In a “Talk Politics” interview with Roby Brock on Wednesday Beebe said the NLRB ruling against Boeing “could be detrimental to Arkansas’ economic development efforts…” 

On April 20th, in an unprecedented move, the NLRB ruled that Boeing violated federal labor law by building a second production line for its 787 Dreamliner at a non-union factory in South Carolina.  This decision appeased Washington State labor unions and punished South Carolina for its business-friendly work environment.  In addition, because Arkansas and South Carolina are both right-to-work states, this dangerous ruling could have a devastating impact on future job creation in Arkansas.

“Governor Beebe is right to be worried—attacking job creators and right-to-work states, like Arkansas, is not the recipe for economic recovery,” Boozman said.

In an effort to protect state-rights and stop this massive government overreach, Boozman cosponsored the Job Protection Act, which preserves the rights of right-to-work states, overturns the NLRB Boeing decision, and scales back the NRLB’s authority.

“The administration’s power grab for Big Labor is an assault on Arkansas workers, states’ rights, and American businesses, and it must be stopped.” Boozman said. 

The Job Protection Act currently has 34 Senate Republican sponsors.