Boeing to cut labor force at SC facility

Mar 04, 2013 | 04:19 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, aerospace, North Charleston, 787 Dreamliner, layoffs, contract workers, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. said labor cuts at its South Carolina facility, which manufactures its 787 Dreamliner, aren’t related to current issues with the aircraft’s batteries but are "standard practice."

The North Charleston, S.C.-based unit of the parent’s Boeing Commercial Airplanes subsidiary said it is "reducing our reliance on contract labor," which has been part of its plan all along. It emphasized that it is not laying off "any direct Boeing Commercial Airplanes employees at this time."....

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