A federal complaint has been issued against the Boeing Co. for unlawfully firing and disciplining IAM supporters at the company’s North Charleston, SC plant. The National Labor Relations Board is moving forward with charges that Boeing wrongly fired five flight line employees and disciplined union supporters more harshly than other workers.
The complaint comes eight months after an NLRB regional director had found merit in the IAM’s cases. A group of 176 Flight Line Inspectors and Technicians voted nearly 2-to-1 in May 2018 to join the IAM and had to deal with threats due to their union support.
Claims that Boeing SC unlawfully fired workers over union support move closer to trial The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier
Relief under the terms of the complaint may include back pay and reinstatement for terminated employees and requiring public statements be read by Boeing management to the flight line.
Boeing has until April 23 to respond to the complaint.
Boeing is facing charges for unlawfully firing and disciplining union supporters at its North Charleston, S.C. plant https://t.co/Voglro3tcp
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) April 13, 2020
I led my colleagues almost a year ago calling on @Boeing to treat union organizers with the @MachinistsUnion fairly.
A year later, the union-busting continues.
Workers deserve a union.
Before, during and after this pandemic. https://t.co/ACJXR1v6c5
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) April 13, 2020
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