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Boeing South Carolina Workers To Vote Feb. 15 On Union Representation
 
 

January 27, 2017 - Approximately 2,850 employees at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner facilities in North Charleston, SC will vote on February 15, 2017 on whether to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The IAM and the Boeing Co. came to an agreement on the date and time of an election today.

It’s a great day for Boeing South Carolina employees and the entire Charleston community,” said IAM Lead Organizer Mike Evans. “On February 15, they’ll have the opportunity to have a democratic vote on their future. A ‘union yes’ vote will mean a higher standard of living for Boeing South Carolina employees and more money in the local economy."

 

The workers here have already been up against a flurry of intimidation tactics from the company and an anti-union law firm. We urge Boeing to change course and do what they’ve stated publicly—‘take the high road’—and allow for an election free of threats and the deliberate spread of misinformation. Boeing workers will vote on February 15, and we hope to welcome them to the IAM family then.”

The IAM is the U.S.’s largest aerospace union, representing approximately 600,000 members at the likes of Lockheed Martin, General Electric and United Technologies. The IAM represents more than 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 locations nationwide.

Boeing Responds to IAM Filing Second Petition to Unionize Boeing South Carolina - NLRB to determine if eligible teammates will vote to turn over rights to the IAM, or keep a direct relationship with the company. Our team has achieved an impressive list of amazing and historic accomplishments here in South Carolina in a remarkably short period of time, without the IAM," said Joan Robinson-Berry, Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager. "We've done it thanks to a belief – shared by our teammates – that we could build something special here through a commitment to working together for mutual success.

 

 

Boeing firmly believes that a union is not in the best interest of Boeing South Carolina teammates and their families, their communities, and the state of South Carolina, and has consistently held that position for several years. "One of the great things about Boeing South Carolina is that our teammates already have a voice, and their ideas, concerns and feedback have driven many changes for the better, and continue to do so today," said Robinson-Berry.

"Because of our unique ability to work together, we're able to develop and implement those changes quickly for maximum benefit. We believe our teammates deserve to keep their hard-earned money in their pockets while continuing to work with the company to drive meaningful change." Boeing South Carolina has established several outlets to keep teammates, their families and the community updated throughout this process, including a website and Facebook page that provides information, facts, data and additional resources.

 

 
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