South Carolina http://www.kplu.org en Volkswagen Vote Won't Stop Machinists From Continuing Boeing South Carolina Effort http://www.kplu.org/post/volkswagen-vote-wont-stop-machinists-continuing-boeing-south-carolina-effort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The vote by Volkswagen workers in Tennessee to reject the United Auto Workers union has sent </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">shock waves</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> throughout the world of organized labor. And that setback is an example of why the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers faces an uphill battle organizing Boeing workers in South Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 13847 at http://www.kplu.org Volkswagen Vote Won't Stop Machinists From Continuing Boeing South Carolina Effort Possible Reasons Boeing Plans 777X Design Outside of Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/possible-reasons-boeing-plans-777x-design-outside-seattle <p>In a blow to Boeing's traditional base in the Puget Sound region, the company says it will do "much of the detailed design" for its next 777 wide-body jet in other states and Russia.&nbsp;</p><p>Two top executives in Boeing's Commercial Airplanes division, Mike Delaney and Scott Fancher, told employees in a memo today that engineering teams in Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Long Beach, California; Philadelphia; and St. Louis. Engineers in Moscow will also help.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:12:40 +0000 Ashley Gross 10726 at http://www.kplu.org Possible Reasons Boeing Plans 777X Design Outside of Seattle Did Washington lawmakers hurt efforts to win the Boeing 777x? http://www.kplu.org/post/did-washington-lawmakers-hurt-efforts-win-boeing-777x <p>Boeing has sent a technical team to assist in the investigation of the Asiana Airlines 777 crash in San Francisco.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:13:29 +0000 Ashley Gross 9272 at http://www.kplu.org Did Washington lawmakers hurt efforts to win the Boeing 777x? Parts in place to assemble first SC Boeing 787 http://www.kplu.org/post/parts-place-assemble-first-sc-boeing-787 <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. &ndash; Boeing workers in North Charleston are assembling the first new 787 to be made in South Carolina.</p><p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:08:15 +0000 The Associated Press 2413 at http://www.kplu.org Did Boeing retaliate against the Machinists union? NLRB hearing begins Tuesday http://www.kplu.org/post/did-boeing-retaliate-against-machinists-union-nlrb-hearing-begins-tuesday <p>Last week, Boeing opened a new plant in South Carolina, where it&#39;s putting the second assembly line for the 787 Dreamliner.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/09/137081954/union-workers-cry-foul-over-new-s-c-boeing-plant">That&rsquo;s led to a fight</a> between the aerospace giant and the National Labor Relations Board. The nation&rsquo;s top enforcer of labor laws <a href="http://www.nlrb.gov/print/443">filed a complaint</a> against Boeing in April. Proceedings in the case begin Tuesday in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>The NLRB alleges Boeing built the second assembly line for the Dreamliner in South Carolina as retaliation for past strikes by the Machinists union in Washington state. &nbsp;And that, it says, is against the law. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:33:31 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1845 at http://www.kplu.org Did Boeing retaliate against the Machinists union? NLRB hearing begins Tuesday Three SC Boeing employees file to take part in NLRB suit http://www.kplu.org/post/three-sc-boeing-employees-file-take-part-nlrb-suit <p>Three employees at Boeing Co.&#39;s North Charleston, South Carolina plant want roles in a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board.</p><p>Meredith Going Sr., Dennis Murray and Cynthia Ramaker say in a motion filed Wednesday that they are sure to lose their jobs if the federal agency is successful in its suit against Boeing and the plant shuts down. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:49:48 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1773 at http://www.kplu.org Three SC Boeing employees file to take part in NLRB suit