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Thu June 2, 2011
Three SC Boeing employees file to take part in NLRB suit
Three employees at Boeing Co.'s North Charleston, South Carolina plant want roles in a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board.
Meredith Going Sr., Dennis Murray and Cynthia Ramaker say in a motion filed Wednesday that they are sure to lose their jobs if the federal agency is successful in its suit against Boeing and the plant shuts down.
The NLRB in April filed a complaint claiming Boeing located a new 787 passenger aircraft assembly line in South Carolina to retaliate against Washington state union workers who went on strike in 2008. The NLRB wants that work returned to Washington, even though the company has already built the South Carolina.
Boeing's lawyer has said NLRB misquotes officials and mischaracterizes the company's position. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.