Federal Labor Board Overturns Boeing SC Union Bid

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Planes are seen under construction at a Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, in March 2018. Photographer: LUC OLINGA/AFP/Getty Images

Reprinted from The Post and Courier by David Wren on September 9, 2019.

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday ruled that flight-line workers at Boeing Co.’s North Charleston plant can’t join the International Association of Machinists union as their own separate group.

The board, in a 3-to-1 vote, said the proposed flight-line bargaining unit of just two job descriptions did not meet federal standards because the workers aren’t distinct from the site’s overall workforce of about 2,700 maintenance and production workers.

The decision overturns an earlier ruling by the board’s regional director in Atlanta. …

South Carolina Post and Courier 9/9 

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