For Release: April 29, 2011
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Attorney General Cuccinelli joins South Carolina,
other AGs to ask national labor board to cease threat
to “right-to-work” states
RICHMOND (April 29, 2011) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, and seven other state attorneys general sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board late yesterday calling on the board to immediately withdraw its complaint of unfair labor practices against The Boeing Company. The attorneys general say the complaint “represents an assault upon the constitutional right of free speech, and the ability of our states to create jobs and recruit industry,” is retaliatory, and seeks to destroy their citizens’ right to work and not be forced to join unions to do so.
“The decision of the staff of the National Labor Relations Board to charge Boeing with an unfair labor practice for electing to use its South Carolina facility to build aircraft instead of its unionized plant in Washington state raises troubling questions for all right-to-work states. My office will be carefully watching this proceeding as it develops,” said Cuccinelli.
See the attached letter from Wilson, Cuccinelli, and the other attorneys general.
A copy of this news release may be found on the website of the Attorney General of Virginia at http://www.vaag.com/Media and News Releases/News_Releases/index.html.