Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NLRB OKs union Boeing S.C. vote

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Machinists at the Boeing plant in North Charleston will vote next month on union representation. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Tuesday approved an agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Boeing that established the date, time, duration and eligible voters for a union representation election among more than 3,000 workers at Boeing's 787 plant in South Carolina. The April 22 voting will take place at five separate locations on the Boeing campus, which builds 787 Dreamliners. There are more than 7,700 Boeing workers in South Carolina. IAM is Boeing's largest union. (Source: IAM via BusinessWire, 03/24/15) Gulf Coast note: Boeing rival Airbus will begin assembling A320 family jetliners in Mobile, Ala., beginning this year; Boeing has non-commercial aviation operations in New Orleans and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Previous; related