Monday, March 16, 2015

Union seeks Boeing S.C. election

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers today filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election for more than 2,400 production employees at the Boeing plant here. Both the union and Boeing issued press releases. The plant, which opened in late 2011, is one of two final assembly and delivery points for the 787. Boeing last month opened a new propulsion plant in North Charleston and now employs about 7,500 people in South Carolina. (Sources: IAM via BusinessWire, Boeing, 03/16/15) 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.