Members have filed at least 20 unfair labor
practice charges in recent days, including at least two against
Boeing, and the rest against the labor union's international
leadership, NLRB attorney Anne Pomerantz said in an interview.
The international leadership of the union, the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, has drawn
unfair labor practice charges for holding the vote against the
objections of local machinists union leaders and when many
members were away on vacation, the charges allege.
Most of the charges have been filed since the January 3 vote
that approved a contract extension through 2024. In exchange for
ratification, Boeing agreed not to build its latest jetliner,
the 777X, in another state, which would have meant the loss of
jobs for machinists who build the planes in the Seattle area.
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; editing
by Steve Orlofsky)
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