Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boeing and IAM Reach Agreement That May End NLRB Action

On November 30, 2011, the Boeing Company and the International Association of Machinists (the union representing many of Boeing's employees in Washington state) reached an agreement that may resolve the NLRB's complaint against the Company.  The details of the agreement have not been reported, but generally, the agreement is part of an extension to the collective bargaining agreement covering the Washington state employees.

This agreement is a major development because of the political attention the Boeing case has brought to the Board.  Several bills were introduced in Congress in reaction to the Board's Complaint against Boeing.  Among them was a bill limiting the Board's remedial authority, which would have applied to all cases before the Board, not just the Boeing case.  It remains to be seen whether those bills will move forward without the political momentum generated by the Boeing case.

1 comment:

Ruby Claire said...

One could say the issue is shut-downed , with everyone getting something. Actually, the NLRB says the option is what it desired all along.