Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received notification that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board a second time for a union election at the company´s North Charleston, South Carolina facilities, the airline said.
The first petition was filed by the IAM on March 16, 2015, and withdrawn just days before the April 22 scheduled vote.
If the NLRB permits it, a vote will be scheduled for eligible teammates to decide whether they will turn over their rights to the IAM or keep a direct relationship with the company.
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.
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.