Three Boeing Employees Sue Machinists’ Union over NLRB Dispute

by News on January 3, 2012

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

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Three Boeing employees in Charleston filed an unfair labor practice charge against the union that was behind the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dispute with Boeing.

At the beginning of December, Boeing reached a deal with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) resulting in the NLRB dropping its complaint against the company. The NLRB had accused Boeing of relocating from Washington State to South Carolina because of the unionization of plants in the state; its suit threatened jobs on non-unionized workers in South Carolina, critics complained.

The new lawsuit, filed against the NLRB on the employees behalf by National Right to Work Foundation, states that union bosses retaliated against non-union workers in Charleston when striking a deal with Boeing.

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