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NLRB Complaint Against Boeing For Building Plant In South Carolina

Published by on May 3, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Boeing for building a new $2 billion facility in South Carolina.  The allegation is that Boeing violated federal labor law by deciding to transfer a second production line to a non-union facility in South Carolina for discriminatory reasons.  Boeing’s General Counsel (and former judge on the […]

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Boeing for building a new $2 billion facility in South Carolina.  The allegation is that Boeing violated federal labor law by deciding to transfer a second production line to a non-union facility in South Carolina for discriminatory reasons.  Boeing’s General Counsel (and former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit), J. Michael Luttig, is quoted in a statement as saying that “this claim is legally frivolous and represents a radical departure from both NLRB and Supreme Court precedent.”  The NLRB press release can be found here.  Additional commentary can be found here.  The case is being pilloried by some as an example of “economic suicide.”

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