Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. pushed back with a strongly worded letter to the editor in response to a Charleston (SC) Post and Courier editorial board piece siding with the GOP-led National Labor Relations Board panel’s ruling that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus.

The four-member panel’s ruling voids the IAM’s 2018 win at the North Charleston, S.C. facility.

“The men and women at Boeing South Carolina braved negative attacks and retaliation designed to discourage workers from exercising their democratic rights,” wrote Martinez. “In fact, the NLRB regional director has found that more than a dozen unfair labor practice charges against Boeing South Carolina have merit.”

Read IP Martinez’s full letter to the editor here 

Read the IAM’s response to the NLRB ruling  

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