International Association of Machinists

Is Boeing Getting A Union At Their Non-Union Plant?

Boeing has long been a stalwart in the Seattle area, boasting multiple campuses and over 80,000 employees across Washington State.  In the late part of the last decade, Boeing was having labor troubles and opened up a bid process to build a new facility to support the growth of the 787. Union employees said it was retaliation for contract negotiations.  Boeing said it wasn’t so.  The moral of the story was a new facility in South Carolina.  What did South Carolina offer?  Lots of tax incentives.  And, a right-to-work state. […]