Group of Boeing workers vote for ‘micro-union’ at South Carolina plant

By Harriet McLeod

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – A small group of workers at Boeing Co’s South Carolina jetliner factory voted on Thursday to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, labor regulators announced on Thursday. Last week Boeing unsuccessfully challenged the vote calling the proposed bargaining unit of about 170 employees “an artificially gerrymandered sub-set of employees.”

(Reporting by Harriet Leod; Editing by Sandra Maler)