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A Boeing flag flies as an Airbus A380 flies past during a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris, Saturday June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) A Boeing flag flies as an Airbus A380 flies past during a demonstration flight at the 49th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris, Saturday June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  

Oversight committee demands NLRB documents on Boeing suit

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa demanded Tuesday that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) provide his committee with all internal communications about the ongoing case against The Boeing Company.

NLRB general counsel Lafe Solomon has provided Issa’s team with some, but all of the documents he requested. In the Tuesday letter to Solomon, Issa threatened to use “compulsory” measures, which may include subpoenaing documents.

Issa, California Republican, said that he “appreciates” documents Solomon provided the oversight committee on May 27 and June 29, but that those weren’t enough.

Issa’s letter to Solomon indicates the Committee believes there to be more communication that may show some kind of malfeasance on the part of the NLRB, Solomon or the Obama administration in Boeing case.

The NLRB is suing Boeing as a result of claims from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) that Boeing violated labor law by opening a new plant in South Carolina.

Boeing contends opening the new plant in South Carolina instead of Washington state was not retaliation against the IAM. In fact, Boeing has added new jobs in Washington state and no workers there have lost work. (Grassley, Issa slam Holder again: Are you skewing witnesses?)

Though Issa didn’t specify exactly what Solomon has or hasn’t provided, Tuesday letter reiterates what he asked for before: all documents and communications from Solomon’s office about the case with NLRB members, any members of Congress, anyone in the White House or Obama administration, the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union and Boeing.

Issa said Solomon “broadly claims, without support” that documents and communications he hasn’t provided are protected because they’re “confidential and privileged information, internal deliberative materials, attorney work product and settlement communications.”

Issa said that, if Solomon does not comply with his request by 5 p.m. on July 26, he’ll be forced to “consider the use of compulsory process,” which includes subpoena power.

  • glenng2

    Go Issa you seem to be the only republican willing to hold Obummer and his minnions accountable.

  • grumpy766

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

  • lphaze1942

    It has been apparent from Obummers fist day in office that his claim of transparency was a blatent lie. One of his first acts was to seal all of his personal records. Since then it was back room deals to pass legislation Americans did not want. Now it is fighting any disclosure of the criminal gun walker scandal and the political interference of business on where they can do business.

    Carter better get ready to jump aside quickly so he does not get smashed by Obummer in his free fall to the worst president our country has ever had.

  • BarackMugabe

    Any day now, the Great Darrell Issa will move up near the top of the Marxists’ hit list — targeted for the inevitable smears, lies and character assassination, all with the hot and eager help of the corrupt leftwing media.

  • Jess81

    Obama has purposely destroyed the American oil industry. He has purposely destroyed California farming; he is working to destroy American airline industry; he is right now destroying the American coal industry; he is now overtly out to destroy Boeing.

    He took over 60% of the American economy in two years. He is now out to destroy what’s left.

    Looking for work? You’d better join the approved party because the party bosses get to decide who works and who doesn’t.

  • BBReggie

    The NLRB was established as a neutral agency to settle matters in dispute between labor and management. They are now no longer neutral. Congress must enact legislation to force the NLRB back into its proper role … and cut off their funding for any lawsuit expenditures related to where Boeing or any other company chooses to locate their businesses.

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  • alpha_male

    It would be nice if Issa could just throw him in a cell until his office complied.