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AMI Calls for Passage of Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act; Opposes 'Card Check' by Regulation

Thursday, July 28, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

AMI joined 225 national, state and local associations from broad and diverse industries in urging members of Congress to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act, scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

Supporters of the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA), having failed to achieve their goals through legislation, are now coordinating with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) in what appears to be an all-out attack on business, the organizations wrote yesterday in a letter to members of Congress.

“The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act addresses action by the NLRB and would guarantee that businesses and entrepreneurs have the ability to decide where to conduct their business. The bill will encourage investment in our nation and its workforce,” stated the letter.  “The federal government must not be allowed to tell business where it can or cannot create jobs. We view this threat to one employer as a key test for the business environment of all employers.”

“We urge you to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act and to use every tool available to stop these rogue agencies from implementing policies to appease a single special interest at the expense of workers, businesses and our economy. If left unchecked, the NLRB’s and DOL’s actions will fuel economic uncertainty and have serious negative ramifications for millions of employers, U.S. workers they have hired or would like to hire, and consumers,” the letter concludes.

To view the letter in its entirety, click here: http://bit.ly/nMkqr1

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