Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Union eyes Mobile plant

The International Association of Machinists will try to organize Airbus workers in Mobile, Ala., when the A320 assembly line opens. That's what IAM President Tom Buffenbarger told The Street. Airbus announced last week that it plans to build a new seven-building, 116-acre complex at Brookley Aeroplex to build A320 jetliners. Buffenbarger said the union has a good relationship with Airbus, and that he's surprised it's taken the company this long to establish an assembly line in the United States. (Source: The Street, 07/09/12)