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Aug. 19, 2019, 12:01 PMUpdated: Aug. 19, 2019, 8:17 PM

Boeing Hit With Labor Charges in High-Stakes Union Fight (1)

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

A machinists union scored a partial but significant win in a high-stakes battle to unionize Boeing’s South Carolina facility, thought to be a bellwether for labor’s potential to organize workers in the southern U.S.

Federal investigators concluded there’s merit to nine unfair labor practice charges filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers against Boeing Co., according to the union. The list includes allegations that six workers were illegally fired last year in retaliation for openly supporting the union, according to IAM officials.

The IAM won a union election on a 105-64 vote last year to represent ...

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