Oversight Chairman Issa Issues Subpoena to NLRB

August 8, 2011

(WASHINGTON)–House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon August 7 as part of its investigation into NLRB action against the Boeing Company. It compels NLRB to comply with earlier, outstanding Committee document requests submitted in May. NLRB is compelled to produce identified materials to Committee offices no later than 12:00 p.m. August 12.

“NLRB’s action in the case against Boeing has the potential to create a job-killing precedent just as U.S. manufacturers are working toward economic recovery. That a Washington, D.C.-based bureaucracy could dictate the work location and parameters for a world-leading company is unprecedented in a global economy and hobbles a leading American job creator at a time of economic vulnerability,” Issa said.

Chairman Issa added, “President Obama and both Democratic and Republican Members of Congress have questioned the wisdom behind NLRB’s actions against Boeing. As this matter could take years to resolve and create even more crippling uncertainty for job creators, it is imperative that Congress get complete facts about NLRB’s rationale and its decision making process in this matter without further delay.”

The NLRB subpoena requests documents dating from January 1, 2009 covering the following:

1) Documents in the custody or control of the Office of the General Counsel or the National Labor Relations Board referring or relating to the Boeing Company.

2) Communications to or from any person in the Office of the General Counsel or the National Labor Relations Board referring or relating to The Boeing Company, including but not limited to all emails and call logs.

3) Documents in the custody or control of the Office of the General Counsel or the National Labor Relations Board referring or relating to the International Association of Machinists.

3) Communications to or from any person in the Office of the General Counsel or the National Labor Relations Board referring or relating to the International Association of Machinists, including but not limited to all emails and call logs.

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