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Update: American Business Community Launch Ads As NLRB Attacks Jobs

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Did American business really have any choice?

In response to the National Labor Relations Boards (NLRB) onslaught of attacks on expansion, competition and jobs, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will launch a series of ads today calling on members of Congress to support the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act. The multi-state ad campaign will highlight one of many recent actions from the NLRB that, if left unchecked, could result in closing a new state-of-the-art plant and the loss of thousands of jobs at a time when the national unemployment rate is above 9 percent.

The radio spots will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, calling on Congress to pass legislation to rein in the NLRB and prevent the Board from dictating where businesses can and cannot create jobs in our country. This initiative brings together small business owners and manufacturers of all sizes to educate policymakers and the public on the stark economic consequences of the NLRBs actions. Job creators are supporting this effort and speaking out against the anti-growth agenda pursued by an unelected federal board because they face uncertainty when making decisions about where to expand and whom to hire.

The conduct of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been egregiously intrusive and the President REALLY thinks his jobs program that he will announce this evening is a solution? Obama has to only look at his administration as to why American business is in trouble.


Here is more from The Hill on the Ads.

The ads will run in 16 congressional districts, held by mostly Democratic House members, in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Those running for the Senate, like Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), will have ads run in their districts. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), who sometimes takes union-friendly positions, is the lone Republican member who will have ads aired back home.

The radio ad campaign will cost more than $1 million, and includes a Web video and a direct-mail component. The campaign will run until the House votes on the legislation, which is expected sometime in the near future.