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USA: Boeing charged for allegedly dismissing workers over their support for union

"Boeing SC hit with charges it fired workers due to union support", 19 August 2019

A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled there is merit to claims Boeing Co. illegally fired five workers who support the International Association of Machinists union at the aerospace giant’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.

The ruling gives the IAM a preliminary win in its ongoing battle with Boeing over establishing a union presence in South Carolina — a right-to-work state with the nation’s lowest percentage of union workers.

The charges will now be heard by an administrative law judge. The IAM is expected to file an injunction calling for the workers’ immediate return to their jobs while the case is pending.

Boeing downplayed the regional director’s rulings, saying “there has been no finding of liability” against the company...

...In addition to the worker termination cases, the NLRB’s regional director ruled in favor of the IAM in three instances where Boeing failed to bargain with the union before imposing disciplinary measures against workers...