Panel to review US suit vs. Boeing
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Republican-led House committee will hold a June 17 hearing on the National Labor Relations Board’s suit alleging Boeing Co. retaliated against Washington state union workers who had gone on strike by building a plant in South Carolina, a so-called right-to-work state.
The move by committee chairman Darrell Issa of California was the latest escalation of a fight between the board, Boeing, and GOP officials. The state’s new Republican governor, Nikki Haley, has been hammering the Obama administration over the board’s decision to sue Boeing.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government hearing will be held in North Charleston, home to the assembly line for the new Boeing 787 passenger jet.
“This hearing will focus on how your actions against Boeing could impact the thousands of Boeing employees at a non-union worksite in South Carolina,’’ Issa wrote to the board’s general counsel, Lage Solomon.