Our friends over at the National Association of Manufacturers have been highlighted in today’s Wall Street Journal for an insightful poll of the organization’s membership regarding, among other issues, the role that the National Labor Relations Board continues to play in preventing employers from investing in capital—human and otherwise.
From the Journal (subscription required):
The National Association of Manufacturers asked its members last month how the National Labor Relations Board’s decision against Boeing’s Sourth Carolina plant case is affecting their decision-making. Some 60% said the government’s case already has—or could—hurt hiring. Sixty-nine percent said the case would damage job growth. And 49% said capital expenditure plans “have been or may be impacted by the NLRB’s complaint.”
That won’t be news to employers, but it still seems to be hard for Beltway bureaucrats to grasp.
UPDATE (8/13/2011 — 5:29 EST): More details on the NAM poll