Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

Apr
2016
22

Unholy Mole: SC Restaurant Chain to Pay $1.2M in Backpay, Penalties for Years of Wage Abuse

Unholy Mole: SC Restaurant Chain to Pay $1.2M in Backpay, Penalties for Years of Wage Abuse
  A judge has ordered the owners of the La Hacienda restaurant chain to pay a whopping $1,179,045 in back wages and penalties to 119 employees that the company systematically cheated out of wages between 2011 and 2014.  In his ruling, Judge C. Weston Houck also forced the company to formally acknowledge that they will [&hellip…;
Oct
2015
13

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair
  A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule allowing workers to sign election authorization cards online went into effect September 1st, just in time for the International Association of Machinists’ (IAM) broadening of its campaign at the Boeing Dreamliner plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. The new rule allows workers to…
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Mar
2015
30

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set April 22nd as the date when more than 3,000 production workers at three of Boeing’s plants in North Charleston, South Carolina…
Oct
2014
30

Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse

Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse
  In Washington state, the five members that make up the Citizen’s Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences has voted in favor of a tangible legal mechanism to ensure big company tax incentives pay off.  The vote by the little-known panel is in direct response to Boeing’s decision to move jobs out of state [&hellip…;
Feb
2014
26

SC Gov. Haley: I Wear High Heels In Order to Kick Unions, “And We’ll Continue to Kick Them.”

SC Gov. Haley: I Wear High Heels In Order to Kick Unions,
  South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s feelings toward unions are already public knowledge: she hates them. Still, she feels the need to use rather, um, colorful language to make sure everybody knows just how anti-worker her stance is. “You’ve heard me say many times I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement,”…
Dec
2013
3

Apprenticeship? In South Carolina?! The Model Used by Germans, Unions Could Save Floundering States

  On Sunday, the New York Times revealed the positive effects the German model of apprenticeship is having in South Carolina. Yes, that South Carolina.   Using Tognum America as an example, the article explains how coordinating with local high schools and technical schools has ensured waves of trained workers while creating much-needed job…
Nov
2013
6

Boeing Eyes Return to Puget Sound to Work with Union Machinists on 777x Construction

Boeing Eyes Return to Puget Sound to Work with Union Machinists on 777x Construction
  Boeing has been in talks with the Machinists’ Union (IAMAW) to guarantee the company’s new 777X jet will be built in the state of Washington. Governor Jay Inslee announced last night that a provisional agreement is in place. This would represent an important reversal for the company which moved its operations for the 787 [&hellip…;
Oct
2013
7

South Carolina Boeing Plant Worker: “Boeing Got What It Paid For. Cheap Labor Equals Poor Product.”

  At the end of the summer, we published a piece updating readers on the drama surrounding Boeing’s move of its 787 Dreamliner plant from worker-friendly Washington state to anti-worker bastion South Carolina. The post explained that the company could no longer meet production demand and generated polarized comments, all of which…
Aug
2013
23

Boeing’s Wage-Slashing Move to SC Backfires as Company Can’t Meet 787 Production Demand

Boeing's Wage-Slashing Move to SC Backfires as Company Can't Meet 787 Production Demand
  When Boeing left Washington for South Carolina in order to suppress the wages of its workers, it also left behind the quality work that had been provided by a highly skilled, union workforce.  Now, that union-busting is backfiring as productivity has dropped immensely and Boeing is unable to meet their 787 Dreamliner production goals….
Jul
2013
9

BMW Faces Discrimination Lawsuit in SC Stemming from Job Reapplication Drug Test Process

  BMW is facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that one of its facilities in “Right-to-Work” South Carolina adopted a criminal background check policy that disproportionately affected African-American workers. In 2008, BMW switched contractors at the facility and all employees were forced…