Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Boeing urges judge to toss NLRB case - Washington Times

Boeing urges judge to toss NLRB case - Washington Times

In one of the most heated labor disputes of the Obama administration, Boeing Co. has asked a judge in Seattle to dismiss a National Labor Relations Board case that accuses the company of punishing workers in Washington state by moving additional work out of state.

The NLRB is trying to block Boeing from building airplanes at a new $750 million plant in North Charleston, S.C. The board says Boeing is retaliating against workers in Puget Sound in Washington state for past strikes by moving to a right-to-work state, where unions are not as strong.

But Boeing argues it is a private company that should be allowed to operate wherever it wants. The aerospace giant said it was a smart business decision to go to North Charleston, where the plant opened last week.

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