The National Labor Relations Board has formally dropped its unfair labor practices case against Boeing, a day after members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a new four-year contract with the company.
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Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) ratified a “landmark agreement” with Boeing yesterday that will ensure labor peace between the company and its 31,000 machinists for another four years and guarantee the production of the 737 MAX in Renton, Wash.
Elected officials and representatives from community and business groups, suppliers and subcontractors joined more than 1,000 Boeing employees at the company’s North Charleston, S.C., facility today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new 787 Dreamliner final assembly building.
National Labor Relations Board acting general counsel Lafe Solomon finally responded publicly last week to the uproar from Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits who claim an April 20 NLRB complaint against Boeing amounts to retribution for the company’s decision to locate a new factory in South Carolina–a so-called “right to work” state.
Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits claim that an April 20 National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing for building a 787 plant in South Carolina–a so-called right-to-work state–somehow arose out of the Obama Administration’s desire to punish the company for behaving in its own best interest.