Employers Laud House for Passing Jobs Bill

CDW Calls on Senate to Immediately Pass the “Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C. // SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 // Today, Coalition for a Democratic Workplace chairman Geoffrey Burr issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act sponsored by Rep. Tim Scott, by a bipartisan vote of 238 to 186:

“Job creators across the nation are thanking the House of Representatives for taking the first step toward protecting employers and employees from a rogue National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB continues to overstep its authority, kill jobs and threaten our economy. The Boeing case, where the Board is attempting dictate where a company can create jobs, is a prime example. We have a great deal of gratitude for the leadership shown by Rep. Scott (R-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), and Education and Workforce Committee Chairman Rep. John Kline (R-MN).

“But this important first step must be followed immediately in the Senate. Employers all across America are now asking the Senate’s to pass this bill now. The president last week signaled his desire to focus the federal government on job creation, and this is a no-cost bill that will begin to restore job creators’ confidence, stimulate hiring and getting our economy headed in the right direction.”