Boeing's decision to open North Charleston facility elicits lawsuit (local politicians react)

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Update April 21, 2:50 p.m.: South Carolina politicians including U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Gov. Nikki Haley, S.C Rep. Bobby Harrell, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley gathered today to blast the NLRB lawsuit against Boeing.

Calling the lawsuit a waste of time and "outrageous" the group has vowed to work to quash the lawsuit through legislative measures.

The Post and Courier has the update.

First reporting: The National Labor Relations Board is seeking a court order that would require Boeing to maintain a second assembly for the 787 Dreamliner line in Washington state.

The complaint stems from the fact that the NLRB board believes that Boeing illegally moved its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina partly to retaliate against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for past strikes in Washington state.

There is no call to close down the $750 million facility in North Charleston, but according to The Post and Courier's article, if the NLRB is successful, it could stop Boeing from building the plane in North Charleston.

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