NLRB Drops Boeing Case On Heels Of Union Deal

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 3:06 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Friday dropped its controversial complaint alleging that The Boeing Co. violated labor law by transferring work to a nonunion facility in South Carolina, days after the union behind the case ratified a new labor contract with the company.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which filed the March 2010 charge that led to the NLRB's acting general counsel Lafe Solomon issuing a complaint against Boeing on April 20, received an NLRB regional director's approval to withdraw that claim Friday, Solomon said.

That development follows Wednesday's ratification, by the machinist's union, of a four-year...

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