House panel takes up NLRB complaint vs. Boeing

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A congressional committee is holding a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing.

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government convenes Friday in North Charleston with four GOP committee members, including three from South Carolina.

Gov. Nikki Haley and the NLRB’s chief attorney are to testify. A judge in Seattle is hearing the NLRB complaint, but the committee is investigating what was behind it.

The NLRB alleges Boeing built an assembly line for its new 787 aircraft in South Carolina to avoid unionized workers in Washington state. Boeing has challenged the complaint, saying no union workers lost jobs. South Carolina is a right-to-work state, meaning workers don’t have to join a union to work at a job site.