Conway Fails to Defend Kentucky Again
As the EPA launched its war on coal, Jack Conway has sat on the sidelines, refusing to stick up for Kentucky's interests.
When states joined in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare, Conway refused to join.
Now, as the NLRB begins to attack unionized manufacturers who open new plants where fewer unions are present (like Kentucky), Conway is sitting out the fight again.
We mentioned Leland Conway's column on the NLRB's horrible activity yesterday.
A couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board made a ruling that sent shockwaves through the American business community. The board said a private sector company couldn't build a new plant in another state simply because it was a "right to work" state.
Attorneys general from more than a dozen states on Thursday weighed in on a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that its complaint against Boeing Co. for building a South Carolina assembly plant after a strike by Washington state workers hurts states' abilities to keep manufacturing jobs.
Alan Wilson and Greg Abbott, the attorneys general in South Carolina and Texas respectively, asserted in a brief that "the NLRB's proposed action will harm the interests of the very unionized workers whom the general counsel's Complaint seeks to protect."
"State policymakers should be free to choose to enact right-to-work laws -- or to choose not to enact them -- without worrying about retaliation from the NLRB," the two officials wrote. "It is logical that some employers will simply avoid creating new jobs or facilities in non-right-to-work States in the first place."
Good and right.
Here's the list of states participating:
Wilson [South Carolina] and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott authored the brief, which was signed by attorneys general in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming. The brief points out that the attorneys represent both right-to-work and unionized states.
Where's Jack Conway? Bought and paid for by unions in Kentucky: