Boeing is Here to Stay

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BSC Friends, Mike here. I’ve heard from a lot of you who know there needs to be change at Boeing, but have some doubt because the company continues to blitz everybody with scare tactics. I believe you are right to be concerned—it’s human nature to start having doubt. I was recently told one of the most effective scare tactics the company is using is the threat of picking up and moving. I am here to tell you that moving is … Read More

SC Professor: Why Boeing Workers Should Vote ‘Yes’

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BOEING WORKERS AT SOUTH CAROLINA – BSC·TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017 My uncle was a steelworker in northeast Ohio and a member of the United Steelworkers all his adult life. He worked hard, was paid well, had good benefits and a good pension. I worked in the same steel mill for several summers to help pay my way through college. This mill was a union shop. That meant that after 30 days on the job (a probationary period in which I … Read More

Support From The IAM Education and Technology Center

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Here at the IAM Education & Technology Center we as students put our education on hold to take a moment to show our support for the hard working women and men at Boeing South Carolina. We are learning to be the offensive line for our members back home; and we look forward to you joining the team. The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center embodies the IAM’s commitment to providing top-notch training to the current and future leaders of … Read More

Oregon Aircraft Painters Vote IAM Yes

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IAM members and staff assisted in a campaign to organize 165 new members at Commercial Aircraft Painting Services in Portland, OR. From left: retired Local 63 member Doug White, District 24 Business Representatives/Organizers Ron Tiegon and Larry Warren, Grand Lodge Apprentice Organizer Jake Merkel, and Local 1005 member Mike Housley. Overcoming last minute anti-union tactics by Commercial Aircraft Painting Services (CAPS), workers at the Boeing subcontractor voted for IAM representation on Friday. The 165 new members work in large hangars … Read More

Boeing South Carolina Workers Left In the Dark

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In today’s post and courier article: Boeing expects Dreamliner 787 orders to surge as airlines shore up aging fleets “There have been 1,155 orders for Boeing’s composite-made Dreamliner, but sales have stalled so far in 2016 at 17 net orders. The slowdown in sales has some questioning whether Boeing, which is producing Dreamliners at the rate of 12 a month, will follow through with a planned production increase to 14 monthly by the end of this decade. Production rose to a … Read More

Boeing’s Anti-Union Crusade Just Hit a New Low

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Boeing doesn’t want its Charleston, SC employees joining together for better wages and benefits. The aerospace giant, which employs more than 30,000 IAM members in Washington state, has made that clear. Boeing’s top brass pays for an anti-union website, gushes as South Carolina’s governor brags about kicking out good-paying union jobs, and – in a bizarre strategy – used lunch room table toppers to rail against the “nutritional value” of unions. But it’s Boeing’s latest attempt to intimidate its Charleston … Read More

Boeing’s Shameful Attacks on its South Carolina Employees’…

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Boeing’s Shameful Attacks on its South Carolina Employees’ Rights Will Not Go Unchallenged Washington, DC – Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issue this statement in response to Boeing’s latest tactics aimed at squashing attempts by its employees in South Carolina to select the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers as their collective bargaining representative. “Boeing’s sinister claims that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is somehow … Read More

Boeing Threatens Workers on Both Coasts

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A statement by Boeing posted on their anti-union website in South Carolina is drawing media scrutiny for suggesting that jobs in Washington state and South Carolina could be at risk if Congress doesn’t bow to a Norwegian Airlines (NAI) proposal to operate  as a low-cost carrier in U.S. markets. The tone of Boeing’s statement is ominous: “…all employees ought to be concerned,” says Bill McSherry, a Boeing Vice President, who goes on to criticize lawmakers, the IAM and other labor … Read More

BSC Workers Should Share Boeing’s Success: Celebrating 100 Years

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In celebration of Boeing’s 100th birthday we want to remind those reveling at a distance from the men and women on the shop floor to not forget those who have dedicated years of service to reach this historic milestone. No company could be as world-renowned as Boeing without a hard-working, dedicated and skilled front-line work force. “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not … Read More

Your Rights Under the Law

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Boeing knows the law but chooses to ignore it. Boeing is breaking the law by using tactics outside the legal limits to keep your co-workers suppressed with fear. This is just wrong, as Americans we all agree everyone should have their rights protected and enforced. Here are examples of your federally protected rights under the law that you may want to make management aware of. Here is what the Act (as amended by Taft-Hartley) says about your right to organize … Read More

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