Judicial Watch Sues NLRB

Conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the NLRB for failure to disclose documents related to its case against Boeing.

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the group requested these documents, but the bureaucrats at NLRB have yet to disclose them. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has also issued subpoenas to the NLRB for not disclosing documents:

“The National Labor Relations Board and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have thus far failed to comply with a lawful subpoena.”

The NLRB claims that they have given Rep. Issa enough information:

“To date, this office has provided the committee with more than 1,500 pages of documents that should provide sufficient information to allow the committee to assess the legal merit of the Boeing complaint,” Solomon wrote to Issa. “This office has repeatedly pledged to provide information in a manner that protects the rights of the parties to the case. In keeping with our commitment, today we are providing the committee with more than 4,300 pages of additional documents now available to all parties.”

The NLRB believes that it has complied with Congressman Issa. However, in dragging their feet to provide additional information, it gives the impression that they do not want to comply. The argument that it would damage the case somehow is ludicrous. If the public learns that this case is a sham because of what is contained within the documents, then the NLRB will be forced to admit that they are putting union loyalty ahead of job and country.

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