SC attorney general wants Boeing complaint dropped

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Several states have joined South Carolina's attorney general in objecting to a federal labor complaint filed against Boeing Corp. for opening a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston.

Attorney General Alan Wilson and eight other attorney generals said Thursday that the National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing hurts the states' ability to create jobs and recruit industry.

The complaint filed earlier this month alleges Boeing decided to build a $750 million aircraft assembly plant in South Carolina because it was concerned about strikes by union workers in the state of Washington. South Carolina is a right-to-work state with very few unionized workers.

The company has said the South Carolina plant doesn't replace any of its operations, but is an expansion that included adding workers in Washington.

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