NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Production workers at Boeing plants in South Carolina will decide next month whether they want union representation by the Machinists.
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Local media outlets report that the National Labor Relations Board has set April 22 as the date for the vote on whether to unionize.
The union last week petitioned the board for an election for production workers at the company's 787 assembly plant and the nearby Interiors Responsibility Center, which provides interior parts for the 787 Dreamliner. The vote also includes production workers at the company's new propulsion plant.
The exact number of those eligible to vote must be provided to the board by the company. Union officials said last week that they expected at least 2,400 workers to be eligible.
Boeing employs about 7,500 workers in South Carolina.