Date Set For Boeing SC Unionisation Vote

Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina site in North Charleston will vote on whether to unionise the plant on April 22.

The vote was agreed by Boeing and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) after talks with the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Last week IAM petitioned the NLRB over unionising the site and the OEM responded claiming that such a move was not in the staff’s “best interests”.

Under the new agreement the more than 3,000 workers at the 787 plant will have one day to vote on whether the site should be unionised.

IAM lead organiser Mike Evans said: “This is an important step on the road to a collective bargaining agreement for workers at Boeing South Carolina.”

IAM already represents 35,000 Boeing workers across 24 of the OEM’s sites.

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