Workers at the Boeing plant in North Charleston are voting on union representation, again. Boeing employees will reconsider the option of union representation today. The Post and Courier reports the workers are specifically voting on continued representation by the International Association of Machinists. This consideration comes as Boeing discusses a second assembly line for its new 787 jetliner, in which new training would also have to take place.
The paper spoke with aviation analyst Scott Hamilton, who said he expects workers to vote to decertify the union, because in the original vote, the numbers were very close. However, if the second vote does favor decertifying the union, that does not automatically mean the second assembly line is guaranteed.