Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

By Jesse Sokolow on 20 January 2017
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DSC_0420Workers at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, South Carolina plant will soon have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to join a union.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Friday that it plans to file a petition for Boeing workers in North Charleston with the National Labor Relations Board to vote on union representation.

The news follows workers’ concerns in recent months over issues such as raises, inconsistent scheduling policies, and what the union says is a lack of respect on the shop floor. The union cited “subjective raises, inconsistent scheduling policies and a lack of respect on the shop floor” in a statement.

“Boeing workers just want to be treated with the respect they deserve,” said IAM Boeing SC lead organizer Mike Evans.

Boeing issued a statement Friday morning suggesting that union representation was not necessarily necessary for the plant.

“Our team has achieved an impressive list of amazing and historic accomplishments here in South Carolina in a remarkably short period of time, without the IAM,” said Joan Robinson-Berry, a Boeing vice president.

The National Labor Relations Board will announce election dates and locations in the near future.

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