Charleston businessman says NLRB dispute hurts him

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The owner of a Charleston staffing company says in a video released by a congressional committee that a national labor lawsuit over a South Carolina Boeing plant could force his business to close.

Dunhill Staffing president Neil Whitman says in the video released Tuesday by the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the National Labor Relations Board's lawsuit is "an assault" on the way business is done in America.

The board sued Boeing in April, saying the aircraft manufacturer illegally chose to build an assembly plant in South Carolina to retaliate against unionized Washington state workers.

Whitman testified earlier this month before the committee during a field hearing in North Charleston. Whitman says he doubts his business would survive if Boeing shut down its Charleston operations.