Associated Builders and Contractors today praised U.S. House passage of the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from mandating where a company can or cannot create jobs. The measure was approved by a vote of 238 to 186.
“We are pleased with the bipartisan vote for this important legislation, guaranteeing America’s businesses owners the right to decide where to conduct business and create jobs,” says ABC vice president of federal affairs Geoff Burr. “The fact that the NLRB believes that it is within their jurisdiction to mandate where a private business may or may not operate demonstrates how out of touch the Obama administration is with America’s innovators and job creators.
“We urge the U.S. Senate to take up this bill immediately,” Burr said. “America’s construction contractors cannot afford to be paralyzed by the Obama administration’s job-killing regulations, especially during this economic downturn with an industry unemployment rate of more than13 percent. It’s past time to get the construction industry back to work.”
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association with 75 chapters representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. Visit us at www.abc.org.