Congress may force release of NLRB Boeing records
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:22:17 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The chairman of a congressional committee probing the ongoing labor dispute over a South Carolina Boeing plant says he may use subpoenas to force labor officials to hand over documents from their investigation.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, tells National Labor Relations Board general counsel Lafe Solomon in a letter Tuesday he will use subpoena power if necessary to compel Solomon to release communications about its investigation.
The NLRB sued Boeing in April, saying the company illegally retaliated against Washington state union workers when it opened a 787 passenger jet manufacturing line in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The case could drag on for years, and Solomon has said he won't turn over some documents while the case is ongoing.Related Stories... Boeing delays Dreamliner program again Judge denies Boeing motion to dismiss labor case Obama says US companies need freedom to relocate
An NLRB spokeswoman declined to comment on the letter.
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