"Boeing came here because it was a darn good deal for Boeing and a great deal for South Carolina," Graham said. "Boeing is going to stay here. They are going nowhere, just like this complaint, eventually, will go nowhere."
Graham added that he plans to work with other members of Congress to make sure Congress knows about what he called "this outrageous decision by the NLRB -- unelected bureaucrats that have put in motion a precedent that will destroy American businesses."
He's right. When a federal agency takes it into its grubby hands to dictate where a firm may locate some of its facilities America stands at the dividing line between freedom and tyranny.
The NLRB complaint alleges Boeing decided to build the plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, because it had concerns about strikes by unionized workers in the state of Washington. It appears that the NLRB has acquired the ability to read minds, at least those of Boeing officials.
Sen. Graham said the agency's request for a court order forcing the Boeing to build the planes in Washington shouldn't be taken seriously. He added that he will work with other lawmakers to make sure Congress knows about what he called "this outrageous decision by the NLRB -- unelected bureaucrats that have put in motion a precedent that will destroy American businesses."
He described the complaint as being nothing less than a proposal to give unions veto power over decisions by businesses to locate their facilities in right-to-work states.
Boeing has said it will fight, because the complaint departs from precedents established by the NLRB and the Supreme Court.
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., expressed amazement at the NLRB's actions.
"This means inside our own government is union thugs trying to bully and intimidate," DeMint said. "The signal they're trying to send to any company in America is if you move to a right-to-work state, they're going to make it painful for you."