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Machinists Call for Union Vote at SC Boeing Plant

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina assembly plant have petitioned the NLRB to perform union elections.

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina assembly plant have petitioned the NLRB to perform union elections.

A petition for a union vote at Boeing’s plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, has been filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

A “significant” number of workers have reportedly expressed interest in union representation. The plant has been a sore spot with the IAM in the past. The union says Boeing chose the location because South Carolina is a right-to-work state, and its construction was seen as a retaliatory move.

Boeing builds the 787-8s and 787-9s at the plant and will soon do the final assembly of the 787-10.

Follow this link for more on the Machinists Union petition for union elections at Boeing on IndustryWeek. 

IndustryWeek is an NED companion site with Penton’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group.

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