SC's Scott asks Obama to call off NLRB

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina congressman has asked President Barack Obama to intervene in a National Labor Relations Board lawsuit against Boeing.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports 1st District Rep. Tim Scott spoke with Obama on Wednesday as GOP lawmakers met at the White House to discuss the debt ceiling.

Scott suggested if Obama is interested in growing the economy, the NLRB should stop meddling with right-to-work states like South Carolina. Scott says Obama told him it's a legal matter now and would be challenging for him to weigh in now.

The NLRB has filed a complaint against Boeing saying that choosing South Carolina for a new 787 assembly plant is retaliation against the machinists union in Washington state for past strikes. A hearing is scheduled later this month.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com