Boeing: Union Reneged On Deal; NLRB Emails Shed Light

by News on November 11, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Sean Higgins/Investor’s Business Daily

Newly released documents regarding the National Labor Relations Board complaint vs. Boeing reveal that extensive, though ultimately futile, efforts were made to avoid litigation.

Boeing (BA) officials say the documents relate to a settlement that they thought they had made with the International Association of Machinists, the union that brought the complaint.

The aerospace giant claims IAM revoked the offer after Boeing had accepted it. If true, that would suggest that IAM was interested in pursuing the case as a test of the NLRB’s power under the Obama administration.

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