Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gov: Boeing used Alabama?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday that Boeing might have used Alabama as leverage during union negotiations in Washington state. But he said Alabama, which proposed Huntsville, would have been in the top three states competing for a new Boeing plant had the manufacturer not reached a deal with the union. "When I met with them the first time, I said, 'Are you using us to get a positive vote out of the union or are you truly serious about moving?'" Bentley said. "We were the first state that they had met with and they said they were truly serious about moving." (Source:, 01/08/14) Previouscolumn