IAM Withdraws Petition to Unionize Boeing South Carolina

Boeing (NYSE: BA) was notified today that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has withdrawn its petition to unionize the company’s North Charleston, S.C., facilities.

As a result of this withdrawal, no election will be held on April 22, and the union will not be able to file for a new election for at least six months. The IAM has repeatedly stated that it would withdraw the petition if it lacked the support of Boeing South Carolina’s teammates.

“I want to thank the team for their patience and professionalism throughout this process, but most importantly their passion, spirit and determination to move forward together,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, Boeing South Carolina. “We now have the opportunity to make Boeing South Carolina and our local community an even better place to work and live. And that’s what we’re going to do— together.”

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