Union bosses abused process to force Boeing to locate production in union facility in non-Right to Work Washington State
Washington, DC (August 21, 2012) – Two Charleston, South Carolina, Boeing company (NYSE: BA) employees filed a federal appeal in their high-profile case against the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union.
The employees filed the appeal with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., with free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.
The NLRB regional office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, dismissed the workers' federal charges in late July.
The workers were denied participation in the hearing that concluded the case even though they were granted intervenor status by the NLRB in Washington, D.C. The workers then filed a federal charge against the IAM and its Local 751 union alleging that union officials had abused the NLRB's adjudicative process by bullying Boeing into contract concessions and guaranteeing production of the company's 737 Max and future airplane production in Washington State, which does not have a Right to Work law.