Law professors lash out at Republican challenge over Boeing complaint

Professors say Republicans put labor rights at risk, attack complaint by identifying three myths

After the National Labor Relations Board’s Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon filed a complaint against Boeing in April, Republicans quickly rose up to criticize the board. Last week, labor law professors Mark Barenberg at Columbia, James Brudney at Fordham and Karl Klare at Northeastern University retaliated, saying the Republican accusations are unfounded in an op-ed in The New York Times.

An ongoing case, the NLRB claimed the aircraft manufacturer opened a nonunion production facility in South Carolina, a state unfriendly to labor unions, to punish unionized workers and retaliate against the ones who participated in a strike, as well as prevent future strikes.

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