MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1757 times:
Quote: NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A union representing machinists and aerospace workers took a step closer to organizing Boeing Co's South Carolina plant this week, holding informational meetings with workers at a hotel near the 787 jet factory in this strongly anti-union state.
apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4349 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1736 times:
They have to make an attempt at this in order to stay credible as a union. I am not sure that they expect to actually win this, but they also know that if they don't make an attempt and just let SC happen, then it weakens them as a union and empowers other employers of union shops to do the same thing.
Do I think they will actually win? No, and even if they do win, SC is a right to work state so a lot of members are simply not going to join and pay union dues even if IAM does organize. But this is a battle that IAM knows they have to fight just to maintain some level of credibility.
usxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
... especially since the IAM tried to shut down this plant. Typical hypocrisy. I remember all of these massive fights, including requests to the NLRB about how this was an "illegal" move and that the workers and planes are illegitimate.