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Boeing’s battle over 787 Dreamliner plant continues to boil

Union says subpoenaed documents prove company illegally transferred work

Today Boeing Co. presents its first 787 Dreamliner jet—a passenger-friendly, light-body aircraft that uses less fuel—to All Nippon Airways Co. But the delivery ceremony likely will have a bittersweet undertone for Boeing executives in the wake of documents released Friday that exacerbate the company’s troubles with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

This past Friday, Boeing’s union released internal documents that it claims reinforce the NLRB’s case charging the airline manufacturers with illegally transferring work on the 787 Dreamliner from a union worksite in Everett, Wash., to a new, nonunion facility in Charleston, S.C., to punish union members for past strikes. The board wants to force the company to relocate manufacturing of the 787 Dreamliner back to Washington.

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