Washington (state)

3:55pm

Mon January 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Washington Set To Be Seventh State To OK Same-Sex Marriages

Citing the Golden Rule and saying that "all men and women in our state [should] enjoy the same privileges that are so important in my life," the last legislator needed to pass same-sex marriage legislation in Washington State announced this afternoon that she will support the measure.

Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, a Democrat, posted a statement about her decision here.

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2:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Boeing, Machinists Union Reach Tentative Deal

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Boeing announced a surprise deal with its machinists' union yesterday. It tentatively extends the workers' contract for four years. The company also promises to build a new version of its popular 737 in union-friendly Washington State.

From Seattle, NPR's Martin Kaste reports.

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: The International Association of Machinists also got pay raises and more pension benefits. Local president Tom Wroblewski calls it a new day.

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12:01am

Tue June 14, 2011
Business

Labor Agency Challenges Boeing Factory Location

The National Labor Relations Board has accused Boeing of retaliating against its union workers by setting up a new non-union factory in South Carolina. The NLRB says in doing so, Boeing broke federal labor law.

The complaint has outraged some members of Congress, who have reacted by trying to cut funding for the NLRB.

The case has been a hot political topic for weeks, but on Tuesday the action moves into a Seattle courtroom. The NLRB is bringing the complaint before one of its own administrative law judges. Any appeals could eventually get to the federal courts.

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4:18pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Business

Union Workers Cry Foul Over New S.C. Boeing Plant

Originally published on Thu June 9, 2011 8:11 pm

Construction crews work to finish Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C. The company plans to start assembling planes here in July and will provide 1,000 nonunion jobs.
Boeing

A new Boeing plant in South Carolina is the subject of a legal battle that's playing out across the South and in Congress.

The controversy is over Boeing's decision to assemble its fuel-efficient 787 Dreamliner in nonunion South Carolina instead of in Washington state, where it has built planes for decades.

The company says South Carolina offered a lot of incentives to get the plant, but the union says Boeing broke the law and violated workers' rights.

Plant Timeline Not Affected

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