President Obama offered a positive, if muted, statement about the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to drop its complaint against aircraft manufacturer Boeing on Friday.
“I’m glad people are gonna be working,” Obama said Friday while walking to the White House.
The Democrat-led NLRB had filed a complaint against Boeing in May, claiming the aircraft manufacturer’s motive for selecting South Carolina — a right-to-work state — as the location of a new assembly plant was to retaliate against union workers in the state of Washington for past strikes.
Republicans and business groups assailed the decision. On Friday, the NLRB announced it was dropping its complaint.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference Friday that the president was happy with the NLRB decision but did not play a part in it.
“Obama is glad they have reached a resolution, but the president was not involved,” Carney said.