Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Airbus expects union to target FAL

Airbus already has developed a strategy to counter an internally expected move by unions to organize the A320 final assembly line that will open this year in Mobile, Ala. "I don't think there's any question that organized labor will want to try to approach our employees there," Alan McArtor, chairman and chief executive of the Airbus Group, told Flightglobal in an interview. The Airbus business case for the Mobile plant doesn't rely on whether workers decide to organize, he said, but the company will seek to avoid a union presence. "I think unions are unnecessary if you have the right kind of rapport and communications and fair treatment of your employees," McArtor said. (Source: Flightglobal, 03/18/15) Previous: Union rates released; Union seeks Boeing S.C. election