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IAM Makes Push To Organize Boeing Charleston

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:11 pm

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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.

Reuters via Chicago Tribune

My thoughts: Good luck with that.
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RE: IAM Makes Push To Organize Boeing Charleston

Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: IAM Makes Push To Organize Boeing Charleston

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:46 pm

... 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.

  
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RE: IAM Makes Push To Organize Boeing Charleston

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Quoting usxguy (Reply 2):
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

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RE: IAM Makes Push To Organize Boeing Charleston

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:09 pm

Quoting apodino (Reply 1):
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.

  

I do agree the IAM must do this to maintain 'legitimacy.' I'll be curious how that goes. In particular after their efforts to shut down the factory...

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