Almost a year ago, flight readiness technicians and inspectors in South Carolina voted to join the IAM. Since then, Boeing has refused to negotiate with the flight readiness technicians and inspectors at its North Charleston, SC manufacturing facility.
Members of Local 531C are speaking out and sharing their personal stories.
WATCH: Making a Change
Since last year’s vote, six people have been terminated for showing their union support. Notably, three of the terminated workers are flight readiness technicians/inspectors falsely accused of missing a bird strike on an engine during a post-flight inspection. A subsequent FAA investigation fully supported the flight readiness inspectors’ assertions that there was no evidence of a bird strike infecting the engine core, as Boeing had claimed. No company should ever make union avoidance a higher priority than truthfully reporting safety issues. Now is certainly not the time for Boeing to play fast and loose with critical safety claims.
SIGN THE PETITION: Demand Boeing Reinstate Unjustly Fired IAM Members in South Carolina
Boeing is denying democracy at work to the company's South Carolina Flight Line workers who voted for the IAM. Now, Boeing is intimidating and firing union supporters. We’re fighting back.
Posted by Machinists Union on Thursday, May 2, 2019