South Carolina Boeing employees file complaint against union

Charleston, SC (AP) - Three employees of Boeing Co. in South Carolina have filed an unfair labor practice charge against a union recently at the center of a national dispute.

The National Right to Work Foundation says the complaint filed Wednesday with the National Labor Relations Board says the International Association of Machinists retaliated against workers at the non-union plant.

Earlier this month, the NLRB dropped a lawsuit against Boeing, moving to end the case after the Machinists approved a four-year contract extension with the manufacturer. The NLRB lawsuit said Boeing broke labor laws when it opened a North Charleston production line, punishing unionized workers in Washington state for past strikes, and argued Boeing should return work there.

Boeing said it needed the South Carolina plant for valid economic reasons.

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