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NLRB GC Issues Memo on Workplace Policies – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: General Counsel Peter Robb has issued a memo to National Labor Relations Board regional directors that offers guidance in applying the Board’s Boeing decision when considering the legality of rules.

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Robert A. McKenzie quoted in Chicago Tribune article on Boeing aircraft problems

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Robert A. McKenzie

Robert McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert A. McKenzie was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article, titled “Boeing might have to pay up as airlines adjust to Dreamliner’s grounding.” The article discusses the financial and legal aspects of the problems Boeing has been facing as a result of the grounding of some of their aircrafts. Mr. McKenzie comments that new planes often have warranties, similar to those of new cars bought by consumers; however it’s unclear whether the FAA’s grounding of the planes could affect such a warranty clause.

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Boeing and the Machinists: What we have here is a failure to communicate

An Administrative Law Judge will convene a hearing on June 14, 2011 in the highly politicized labor dispute between the Boeing Company (Boeing) and the Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (Machinists). In April, the Acting General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board filed a Complaint against Boeing, alleging that the plane maker’s decision to assemble its 787 Dreamliner aircraft at a new (non-union) facility in North Charleston, South Carolina rather than an existing (unionized) facility in Everett, Washington was in retaliation for a history of strikes by the Machinists at the Washington facility and therefore violative of the National Labor Relations Act. Boeing maintains that the decision to place a second assembly line in South Carolina was based upon the Company’s legitimate interest in seeking out a favorable business environment for new production.

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