Did Boeing Fire Workers for Belonging to the Union?

More anti-union developments have surfaced in South Carolina.

The State reports:

“Some vocal members of the country’s largest aerospace union were fired from a Boeing plant in South Carolina, a move the union says it sees as retaliation for its having made inroads in the state after several organization attempts.

In interviews with The Associated Press, a terminated Boeing employee and officials with the International Association of Machinists say Boeing Co. created a hostile environment following a vote this spring to form a collective bargaining unit among some of the workers.

In May, employees on Boeing’s flight line — a part of the facility where workers perform flight-readiness and other checks — voted 2-1 to join the Machinists union, which already represents more than 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 locations nationwide.

In recent months, six flight-line employees — all described by the Machinists as avid union supporters — were fired for infractions that were not an issue before the workers joined the union, according to IAMWA organizing director Vinnie Addeo.

That includes backdating tool log information, at a manager’s request, and crossing a pathway while an aircraft was taxiing nearby, a practice the union says had happened multiple times with no disciplinary action taken.

‘The company is simply doing this for one reason: to deter the support we have here,’ Addeo told the AP in a recent interview.”

For the rest of the story, visit The State here.

Subscribe to the Nations largest union directory and blog site!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Senders Communications Group, 21201 Victory Blvd. #235, Canoga Park, CA, 91303, http://www.sendersgroup.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Featured Posts:

Country’s Oldest Craft Brewery Goes Union

Workers at a 123 year old craft beer brewery have voted yes to a union. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: ...
Read More

Thinking about RBG, the ERA, the ACLU and PFL, (Etc.) on IWD

We’re sure you recognize many of the acronyms in the above headline, but not to worry…we’ll decode the alphabet soup ...
Read More
The Westin

Leave a Reply