Sen. Bob Corker hits National Labor Relations Board

Sen. Bob Corker hits National Labor Relations Board

October 10th, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

In this file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks during a news conference on the debt ceiling on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today called the National Labor Relations Board "totally out of control," citing the panel's complaint related to a Boeing aircraft assembly line in South Carolina.

"This is not even good for union folks," Corker told the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association annual meeting. "It doesn't even work well for labor."

NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon's filed a complaint that Boeing illegally put its second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina in retaliation for past strikes in the Puget Sound area of Washington state.

The Boeing case is pending before an administrative law judge, who is to decide whether to order Boeing to move the South Carolina production plant to Washington.

For full story, see Tuesday's Times Free Press.