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

BSC Worker Appeals to His Co-workers for Support in Organizing a Better Boeing

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Am I someone you know?  I have a wife, kids, car payment, and a mortgage.  I am a BSC employee. I work. I am on the floor helping with the building of the most advanced airliner in the world. I started in the 88-20 building when the airplane numbers were in the single digits. I started as a contractor. I have worked 1st shift, 2nd shift, and 3rd shift. My record for consecutive days worked is 19. I have had … Read More

Changed Rules

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We need a better balance at BSC between the right to profit and the rights of those who produce these profits. A handful of wealthy CEOs and politicians have rigged the rules in their favor and hard work, ingenuity and perseverance are not rewarded the way they used to be. Wages ought to reflect a fair return on work. We can create an environment at BSC where working people have a say, including raising wages and improving benefits. BSC workers … Read More

Value Work

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America has so much good work to be done, roads to be paved, kids to be taught, energy to be generated. All work has value and all working people have rights. But when people are given a work schedule that constantly changes or told to work more for less, the workplace isn’t fair. We cannot allow anyone to be paid less than a living and left scrambling to retire. Your hard work at BSC should be recognized and rewarded. We … Read More

New Rule Requires Employers to Disclose Use of Anti-union ‘Persuaders’

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P&C: “Boeing BSC will have to disclose agreements they have with third-party lawyers and consultants hired to help sway workers against union representation under a new rule outlined Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor. ” Source Post and Courier website and 3/24/2016 article. Reporter David Wren It has been stated many times during the current organizing campaign at BSC that the Company continues to pay high priced anti-union attorneys “persuaders.” The same persuaders that bombarded the workers with lies … Read More

These Are the Issues Your Co-workers Asked Us to Address

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At the IAM’s last informational meeting, a few questions arose which your co-workers who are currently assisting the organizing drive want to share directly with you. They felt the discussion and answers to their questions, which were answered by the IAM, would also benefit those of you who did not attend the meeting. Can the IAM ensure that if we get to another election with authorization cards it will not be cancelled? When a majority of Boeing workers submit authorization … Read More

It’s Hard To Give Up What You Don’t Have

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Large successful companies are unified in trying to keep wages low and eliminate benefits. Without a contract, workers have no ability to fight back. Companies do it in the name of profits, shareholders and investor pressure. No one expects senior company officials to stand up for workers receiving higher wages. It’s not their job and it’s not their nature. Workers need an independent voice and the means to make company officials listen and re­spond. It is almost laughable when someone … Read More

Our Email Response to Beverly Wyse

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Nov. 5, 2015 – I posted an image of a recent communication from Beverly Wyse concerning the IAM – I would like to share our email response to Beverly. Beverly, It’s my understanding that you came from a union family. So, you understand how important good union wages can be for workers and their loved ones. That’s one of the reasons I’m so optimistic about the future at BSC. Although we’re not there yet, I look forward to a time when … Read More

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