chrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4332 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
I haven't heard any wails of protest lately from union activists regarding Boeing's new 787 plant in South Carolina. Obviously the building is ready or nearly so, but the current administration has been mute over the past few months with respect to its operation. Is this a 'I-Need-To-Get-Re-Elected-So-I-Will-Be-Quiet-For-Now' kind of mute, or does Boeing have the green light?
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3522 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
In short, no. Boeing's decision to place 737 MAX production at RNT (on pretty favorable terms) was enough for the IAM to drop the whole NLRB case and if that's what you're referring to, then the whole "political football" thing is more or less over. In any case, this thread is going to non-av or the archives in a hurry...
PHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8339 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1604 times:
Quoting dk1967 (Reply 1): Didn't the contract agreement between Boeing and the IAM in December end that dispute?
Yeah I was under the assumption that this was the case. I haven't read about it anywhere recently, so I assume it's back on. With this being the election year, if Boeing's production/hiring (intertwined) gets stalled at CHS I'm sure that Obama is gonna have a boatload of backlash from the GOP (not to get political or anything)