How ‘Bout THAT Friday News Dump?

Boeing Stock Rises after Labor Board Dismisses Case

The National Labor Relations Board said on Friday it dismissed a high-profile case that accused Boeing of illegally opening a non-union production line in South Carolina to punish unionized Washington-based workers for past labor strikes.

Surprise, surprise! Some screws got turned though…

…”The union asked to withdraw the charge following the ratification of a four-year collective bargaining agreement between its members and Boeing earlier this week,” NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon said in a telephone briefing with reporters.

The contract extension, approved this week, ensures the upcoming version of Boeing’s best-selling 737 narrowbody aircraft, called the 737 MAX, would be built in Washington state, where Boeing has always made its jets.

Hmmm…I wonder what South Carolina’s take on this is?

Issa likes it

…House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, who has been investigating the NLRB case against Boeing, praised the board’s decision to drop the charges, but said his investigation into the board would continue.

“Today’s news is a victory for American manufacturers, workers and the cause of job creation,” Issa said in a statement. ”It is also a victory for the people of South Carolina and Boeing workers whose livelihoods have been in limbo throughout the course of this action.”

Issa continued: “NLRB’s record of rogue action and lack of transparency with the public and Congress in this case–and in others–has raised serious questions that remain unanswered.”

2 Responses to “How ‘Bout THAT Friday News Dump?”

  1. JeffS says:

    Send the NLRB into Afghanistan. They can deal with labor issues there.

  2. This just proved that the NLRB suit against Boeing (and really SC too) was just about them doing the bidding of the Union. The Union was upset because Boeing made a business decision to EXPAND in another state (no one in Washington lost their jobs over this, remember). Now that Boeing said they’d add jobs in Washington the union was happy and the NLRB dropped the suit. Sounds like extortion to me.

    At least that is the opinion of this Palmetto State resident.

    We are a Right-To-Work state so we don’t have to play these silly union games but thanks to the NLRB we had to site tight and play this little game for a while.

    Hard to believe that a government agency can tell a private company where they are allowed to build its manufacturing sites.

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