Graduation Year

Fall 2011

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department


Reader 1

James D. Taylor

Reader 2

Gregory Hess

Rights Information

© 2011 Brandon R. Windle


On March 26, 2010 the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that The Boeing Company engaged in several unfair labor practices when it decided to build a second production facility for the 787 Dreamliner in a non-union facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. However, the NLRB’s charges are unwarranted and should be dismissed. Boeing’s competitiveness, as well as the overall American economy, is threatened by the precedent that would be set by a decision in favor of the union.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.