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2 SC Boeing Employees Appeal Case Against Union

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 1:53pm
The Associated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two employees at South Carolina's Boeing Co. plant have appealed their complaint against the International Association of Machinists.

The National Right to Work Foundation said Tuesday that Dennis Murray and Cynthia Ramaker had filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board.

Murray and Ramaker initially filed a complaint in December, saying the Machinists had retaliated against workers at the non-union plant in North Charleston. The NLRB dismissed that complaint in July.

Last year, the NLRB dropped a lawsuit against Boeing after the Machinists approved a four-year contract extension with the aircraft manufacturer. The NLRB lawsuit said Boeing broke labor laws when it opened a North Charleston production line, punishing unionized workers in Washington state for past strikes.

Boeing said it needed the South Carolina plant for valid economic reasons.

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