Boeing has responded to the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint that Boeing violated federal law when it built its 787 Dreamliner facility in North Charleston. Boeing’s legal response denies all allegations against it from the NLRB. The complaint says Boeing built in South Carolina, a non-union state, due to past union strikes in Washington. However, the airplane maker denies any wrongdoing, issuing a blanket denial and calling the claim “impermissibly retroactive.”
The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports Boeing says the North Charleston facility was built due to other factors, including a favorable business environment, financial incentives, and other factors. In the response, Boeing says the remedy would cause “undue hardship on Boeing, its employees and South Carolina.”
Congressman Tim Scott, whose district the Boeing plant is in, told President Obama he wanted the NLRB career attorney fired for the complaint. Now that Boeing has issued its response, the case now goes before an administrative law judge in June. That decision can be appealed.