Gov, NLRB counsel to testify at SC Boeing hearing
Monday, June 13, 2011
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Gov. Nikki Haley and chief attorney for the National Labor Relations Board will testify this week at a congressional hearing in South Carolina on an NLRB complaint against Boeing.
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government holds the hearing in North Charleston on Friday.
The panel is looking into the NLRB lawsuit claiming that Boeing built an assembly line for its new 787 aircraft in South Carolina to avoid unionized workers in Washington state.
The committee announced Tuesday that Haley and NLRB attorney Lafe Solomon will be among witnesses testifying Friday.
The NLRB complaint itself goes to court in Seattle on Tuesday.
The NLRB alleges the South Carolina plant was built in retaliation against Washington state union workers who went on strike in 2008.