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Machinists consider withdrawing request for SC Boeing vote

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By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Machinists union is considering withdrawing a request to hold a vote next week at Boeing's manufacturing operations in North Charleston.

Union spokesman Frank Larkin said no decision on delaying the vote has been made, but it is being considered.

Almost 3,200 Boeing production workers are eligible to vote April 21. Larkin says any decision to delay would be based on the results of union polling of the eligible workers.

If the Machinists withdraw their request filed with the National Labor Relations Board, it would be six months before an election could be held. If workers reject a union in a vote, it would be a year before another vote could be held.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been urging workers to reject union representation.

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