he Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that is withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference.
The Machinists union is considering withdrawing its request to hold a union vote next week for production employees at Boeing's manufacturing operations in North Charleston, where the aeronautics giant has a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant.
The Boeing Co. has concluded an agreement with Panama's Copa Airlines for a $6.6 billion purchase of 61 airline jets on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas.
The mayor of North Charleston is criticizing efforts to unionize the Boeing 787 assembly plant in his city.
About 3,000 production workers at Boeing plants in South Carolina will decide next month whether they want representation by the Machinists union.
The Boeing Co. has patented a plan to create a real-life "force field" like those seen in science fiction movies, ABC News reports.
Gov. Nikki Haley says she will fight attempts to unionize Boeing's massive 787 assembly plant in North Charleston.
The machinists union on Monday asked for an election so about 2,400 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation.
Even as Boeing opened a new propulsion plant in South Carolina, the aeronautics giant announced it is already assigning additional work to the plant.
Demand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business.
Four employees at Boeing's Everett plant have been fired for drug violations following an internal investigation, company officials said.
Boeing has appointed an executive from its Washington state operations to head the company's South Carolina plant.
Boeing Co. topped Airbus in deliveries to customers for the third straight year in 2014 - but the European aircraft manufacturer edged its U.S. rival in terms of future orders.
The remaining age-discrimination claims against Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems were tossed out by a federal judge on Wednesday, a major blow to a lawsuit that's spanned nine years.
Boeing Co. set records for aircraft orders and deliveries in 2014, as airlines spent heavily to upgrade their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes.