The Boeing Company: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

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The Boeing Company “Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined”(“Boeing: About Us, August 2011). The “Boeing: About Us” indicated that the Boeing, one of the largest the United States (U.S.) exporters provides numerous products and services for military and airline in 150 countries. Also Boeing employed more than 165,000 people across the U.S. and in 70 countries (August 2011). This paper will focus on a recent legal settlement and improvement of management-union relations through a case study of the Boeing. Litigation The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), responsible for election of labor union representation and prosecuting unfair labor issues,…show more content…
The labors demand to better salary, insurance, and good working environment. Otherwise, the most management people’s goal is making more revenue and reducing the cost of production. The workers of Washington worried that they may lose their job at the same time it will be risk losing their skilled worker for the Boeing. Finally, the labor and the management sat at the negotiation table and the NLRB announced that they dropped the litigation to the Boeing Company that they violate federal labor law by opening the new production plant in South Carolina (Greenhouse, 2011). According to Greenhouse, the Boeing workers in Washington changed their mind and urged the NLRB to withdraw the litigation, after striking a deal with Boeing to raise wages and expand jet production in Washington (2011). The local machinists’ union announced that 74 % of its Boeing workers in Washington State had voted to ratify a four-year contract extension with salary raises, unusual job security provision and Boeing’s commitment to expand aircraft production in Washington State (Greenhouse, 2011). The goal of the NLRB is always to promote the resolution of dispute through collective bargaining (Greenhouse, 2011). Negotiation conferences and labor-manager cooperative program will help to decrease the differences among two parties. The conferences will provide more opportunities to understand each other and the problem between management…show more content…
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