New polls shows majority sides with Boeing in NLRB dispute

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new poll shows that 64 percent of Americans think Boeing had the right to open its North Charleston plant and just 21 percent disagree.

The House is expected to approve a bill barring the NLRB from getting involved with Boeing's operation of a $750 million aircraft assembly line in South Carolina. The NLRB alleges that Boeing violated labor laws by opening a new production line for its 787 airplane in South Carolina.

The agency claims Boeing opened the new plant to punish Washington state workers for past strikes and wants the company to return the work to Washington. Boeing denies the charges, saying it opened the South Carolina plant for valid economic reasons.

The poll was conducted by Rasmussen Reports. When respondents were told during the survey that the NLRB believes that opening the plant is an act of retaliation against the union, only 17 percent voted that the agency has the right to prevent Boeing from opening the new facility while 64 percent disagreed.

The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday.

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