NLRB http://www.kplu.org en Space Needle Owners Violated Federal Labor Law, Administrative Law Judge Finds http://www.kplu.org/post/space-needle-owners-violated-federal-labor-law-administrative-law-judge-finds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The owners of Seattle’s most famous landmark, the Space Needle, violated federal labor law, according to an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The landmark that dominates Seattle's skyline is owned by Space Needle LLC, a private company owned by the descendants of the construction entrepreneur Howard S. Wright. The company he founded later built the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair. A spokesman says the company plans to appeal the judge's decision.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:20:12 +0000 Ashley Gross 14573 at http://www.kplu.org Space Needle Owners Violated Federal Labor Law, Administrative Law Judge Finds NLRB Once Again Caught In The Middle Of A Thorny Boeing-Machinists Dispute http://www.kplu.org/post/nlrb-once-again-caught-middle-thorny-boeing-machinists-dispute <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Labor Relations Board once again is being called into the middle of a thorny dispute between machinists and the Boeing Company. Could the agency find itself in as much political hot water this time as three years ago?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2011 is the year the NLRB exploded onto the national consciousness, all because the agency’s general counsel filed a complaint against Boeing over its decision to build a </span>Dreamliner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plant in South Carolina. That drew heated responses from many political conservatives.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 12694 at http://www.kplu.org NLRB Once Again Caught In The Middle Of A Thorny Boeing-Machinists Dispute Labor board drops high-profile Boeing complaint http://www.kplu.org/post/labor-board-drops-high-profile-boeing-complaint WASHINGTON — Republicans say they aren't prepared to celebrate after the National Labor Relations Board dropped its high-profile lawsuit against Boeing on Friday. The Machinists union approved a four-year contract extension with Boeing this week, in which it agreed to withdraw allegations that the company built a nonunion plant in South Carolina to retaliate against past union strikes in Washington state. In return, Boeing promised to build the new version of its 737 airplane in Washington state. GOP Sen. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 23:35:16 +0000 The Associated Press 3415 at http://www.kplu.org Committee chairman subpoenas NLRB documents in Boeing case http://www.kplu.org/post/committee-chairman-subpoenas-nlrb-documents-boeing-case <p>The chairman of the House Oversight committee has subpoenaed documents from the National Labor Relations Board relating to its lawsuit against Boeing Co.</p><p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:17:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2276 at http://www.kplu.org NLRB lawsuit against Boeing 'could hurt workers' http://www.kplu.org/post/nlrb-lawsuit-against-boeing-could-hurt-workers <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. &mdash; Gov. Nikki Haley has told a congressional committee that the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing has the potential to affect workers across America.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:45:35 +0000 The Associated Press 1902 at http://www.kplu.org Protesters gather at Boeing vs. NLRB hearing http://www.kplu.org/post/protesters-gather-boeing-vs-nlrb-hearing <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. &ndash; About two dozen protesters have gathered in North Charleston as a congressional committee opens a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing.</p><div><p>The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is convening here Friday to discuss the complaint.</p><p>Outside the chamber, Charleston docks worker Georgette Carr said the state needs good jobs but that companies shouldn&#39;t be allowed to break federal labor laws in creating them.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></div> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:29:03 +0000 The Associated Press 1896 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-25 <p>Finally! Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Forecast <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Seattle&amp;state=WA&amp;site=SEW&amp;textField1=47.6218&amp;textField2=-122.35&amp;e=1">here</a>.</p><p>Making headlines around the Northwest:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-25#deer"><strong>&#39;Deer with wings&#39; causes power outage</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-25#boeing"><strong>Hearing on Boeing vs. NLRB begins</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-25#barefoot"><strong>&#39;Barefoot Bandit&#39; to plead guilty in federal court</strong></a></li><li><strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/friday-mornings-headlines-25#wire">Off the wire: Water search called off, convict caught</a></strong></li></ul><p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:41:58 +0000 Jake Ellison 1894 at http://www.kplu.org Friday morning's headlines Dems want NLRB attorney's testimony delayed http://www.kplu.org/post/dems-want-nlrb-attorneys-testimony-delayed <p>Two ranking Democrats say a labor board attorney shouldn&#39;t have to testify about an ongoing lawsuit over South Carolina&#39;s Boeing plant.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:04:51 +0000 The Associated Press 1888 at http://www.kplu.org Opening arguments: Boeing asks judge to dismiss NLRB case http://www.kplu.org/post/opening-arguments-boeing-asks-judge-dismiss-nlrb-case <p>Boeing has asked a Seattle judge to dismiss a case brought by the National Labor Relations Board that accuses the plane maker of breaking the law when it built a non-union production line in South Carolina.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:30:30 +0000 The Associated Press 1862 at http://www.kplu.org Opening arguments: Boeing asks judge to dismiss NLRB case 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