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Four Machinists ask NLRB to overturn last week’s vote (Boeing)
Seattle Times ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dominic Gates

Posted on 01/07/2014 2:59:04 PM PST by jazusamo

The separate complaints focus on the timing of the union vote that narrowly approved Boeing’s 777X contract extension.

Four individual Machinists at Boeing have filed separate complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking to overturn the 777X contract extension vote that passed by a slim margin last week.

Anne Pomerantz, NLRB regional attorney, said the agency will investigate the charges, gather evidence and decide if any action is warranted. The process typically takes approximately 12 weeks, she said.

The union members filed the unfair labor practices claims against the national headquarters of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), which forced the vote against the wishes of the union’s local district officials.

Pomerantz said the chief complaint is that the vote was scheduled for last Friday, Jan. 3. Many union members had added a couple of personal days to the regular Boeing winter break and were still on vacation.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 777x; boeing; iam; nlrb; union
Looks like some in the IAM local union are doing their best to have Boeing move the 777X production out of WA.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 2:59:04 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

File under: be careful what you sue for, you just might get it.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 2:59:57 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Baynative

Ping.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 3:00:06 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Where’s the “bring jobs back to America now” guy?


4 posted on 01/07/2014 3:00:48 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: jazusamo

I’ve never seen people try so hard to lose their jobs.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 3:01:55 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: jazusamo
I hope one of the states that wants the business flies in a bunch of lawyers to assist them, and make a HUGE show of it.
6 posted on 01/07/2014 3:02:38 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: jazusamo

“Looks like some in the IAM local union are doing their best to have Boeing move the 777X production out of WA. “

I spent several months working in Seattle with Boeing on FCS. I was astonished by the union’s bizarre attitude towards their meal ticket. It was nineteenth century communism. Boing is crazy to stay in Seattle. The whole state is unbelievably liberal (crazy.)


7 posted on 01/07/2014 3:03:55 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: 1rudeboy

Yep, and organized unions wonder why they take so much flak.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 3:04:43 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

This won’t end well no matter what happens next. These four are going to need a security detail.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 3:08:23 PM PST by Truth29
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10 posted on 01/07/2014 3:09:24 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Just suck it up and move, Boeing. Or rather announce that you are doing so. Bet the other machinists who approved the contract will “take care” of the problem...


11 posted on 01/07/2014 3:13:28 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Truth29

I hope they hire a union one that takes a lot of breaks: “Hey, help, these guys are beating on me with baseball bats!” “Sorry, I am on my union contract mandated break. Will help in, oh, 15 minutes when it is over...”


12 posted on 01/07/2014 3:15:49 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: jazusamo

Boeing needs to move to a right to work state and leave that bunch of useless union ‘workers’ behind.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 3:25:33 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: 1rudeboy

Relax man, its a touch gig copying/pasting all over FreeRepublic. Lots of threads and different copy/pasta’s to do. geeeez.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 3:33:39 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Perhaps they are attempting to implement Kshama Sawant’s call for a worker takeover.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 3:37:04 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: jazusamo

Interesting that the NATIONAL (office of the union) wanted the contract to be approved. Obviously they “get it”; otherwise Boeing would take its production elsewhere, ending tens of millions of annual dues dollars flowing to the National.

The LOCAL seems hell-bent on driving over a cliff, like Thelma & Louise. Perhaps most of the Local members figure they have enough to retire on, so, screw all the guys (and ladies) who might be affected by Boeing’s dumping the SEATAC area.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 4:13:14 PM PST by pogo101
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To: pogo101

Yes, the local leadership and older members were dead set against another vote but from the previous articles it looked to me like the younger workers believed Boeing would go elsewhere if they voted the second offer down.

I personally believe that was right and still is.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 4:24:23 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Gen.Blather
I work weekends as a temp for a paper company. It's the mentality of the union workers to a T. When the machine breaks down, they take their time trying to get it running. We're supposed to take 15 min breaks every 3 hrs (I work in 12-hr shifts); they take 25 or even a half-hour break and complain at me saying why am I coming back to the line so soon.

I would never join a union, both private or public.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 4:26:49 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obama is very angry and will get to the bottom of it.)
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To: jazusamo
Boeing should move to their entire operation to South Carolina....let those damn union punks in Washington twist in the wind.
19 posted on 01/07/2014 4:46:42 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: jazusamo
Ah, there are the machinists we know and love. I thought the vote was out of character. Shut 'er down, Clancy!
20 posted on 01/07/2014 5:20:13 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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“I spent several months working in Seattle with Boeing on FCS. I was astonished by the union’s bizarre attitude towards their meal ticket. It was nineteenth century communism.”

I had a close relative work for UAL at the SF Maintenance Base for 6 months as a professional engineer. He left because the IAM people acted up continually. They were always pissed off about something and when they were, they dropped tools on the shop floor all day. You are right, Communist to the core!


21 posted on 01/07/2014 8:18:04 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Gen.Blather
“Looks like some in the IAM local union are doing their best to have Boeing move the 777X production out of WA. “

Perhaps the unions might consider why several flagship United States Airlines fly not only Boeing Aircraft but quite a few from Airbus Industries from Europe?

22 posted on 01/08/2014 12:13:40 AM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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