The NLRB has not said they will withdraw their suit however. With the NLRB’s help, in a vile government overreach, the union was able to negotiate this deal that extends their collective bargaining agreement for four more years.
Continuing the dispute, however, was a lose-lose for both Boeing and the union.
Part of the agreement is for the union to drop their complaint against Boeing for trying to open a new factory in South Carolina, a complaint which has the support of Obama and his NLRB in an extreme regulatory abuse of a private company by the government. Since when does the government tell a private company where they can build in the United States?
Boeing has agreed to build the Dreamliner 787 Max in Washington State, a major concession. What effect this might have on new jobs for the South Carolina plant is not known, and it will possibly cause some delays in hiring, but it will be a boon for Washington State. It is great result for the machinists union.
The NLRB might have lost a major talking point. The ideological NLRB has abused their authority by telling Boeing they could not build in South Carolina and they used this case to further their power and control over a private corporation. I am not convinced the NLRB will drop the suit, but to further Obama’s re-election chances, they probably will.
The last time the machinists union had a strike, in 2008, it cost the company $5 billion. Apparently, both the union and Boeing realize this cannot happen again.
The contract, if ratified, also gives workers 2% raises and a $5,000 payoff for signing the contract. Those payoffs are annoying. The workers will pay a little more towards their healthcare. Boeing Deal
This deal sounds like more of a win than a loss for both parties, but you can’t tell me that Boeing didn’t cave under pressure. Boeing is one of the top ten corporations and they need to respond to the President of the United States when he butts his nose into their private business. In this administration’s world, the end always justifies the means.