Jun 22, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
President Obama’s own nominee to be Secretary of Commerce said on Tuesday that the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel was wrong to sue Boeing for building a non-union factory in South Carolina.
Nominee John Bryson, who serves on Boeing’s board, made the comments in response to a question by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Tex., at a hearing of the Senate’s Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee.
“Do you think the stretch that the NLRB is making to try to keep Boeing from choosing where it manufactures its products, is the overreach of regulation?” Huchison asked.
Bryson responded, “I think it’s not the right judgment.”
He went on to say that it was “an unexpected kind of legal proceeding…we thought we were doing the right thing for the country and we looked hard at maintaining the jobs in Washington and extending the jobs elsewhere for the benefit of the country, and never thought, for example, of putting those jobs outside the U.S.”