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Union Using Boeing Worker House Calls to Gauge Support, Might Withdraw Petition

4.14.15

Mike Carrouth was quoted in The Post and Courier on April 10, 2015. The article “Union Using Boeing Worker House Calls to Gauge Support, Might Withdraw Petition” discussed how the International Association of Machinists might withdraw its petition for an April 22 vote at Boeing South Carolina if too many employees signal a lack of support for union representation.

Mike said it is common for unions to consider withdrawing their petitions in the days leading up to an election. That’s because company officials can begin their anti-union campaigns once a petition is filed and the information from employers often sways workers who originally supported the union.

“Unions never gain momentum after a petition is filed,” Mike said, adding that the IAM now is trying to gauge how much momentum it might have lost.

To read the full article, please visit The Post and Courier.

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