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Gingrich: Defund NLRB for Boeing challenge

Former U.S. House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is calling on Congress to defund the National Labor Relations Board if it continues to pursue a complaint against Boeing Co.

Gingrich's remarks at a conference Friday in Washington came a day after he formally entered the 2012 GOP presidential race.

The complaint says Boeing illegally retaliated for a 2008 strike by adding a non-union assembly line in South Carolina for 787 passenger jets. Most of that work is now done in Washington state by union workers.

A week ago, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said candidates will have to take a stand on the NLRB's complaint.

Gingrich said bureaucrats are destroying jobs on behalf of an ideology and interest group.

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