Patty in the News

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., joined nine other U.S. senators in telling the National Labor Relations Board to ignore political pressure in its complaint against the Boeing Co.

Last month, the labor board's general counsel accused Boeing of illegally retaliating against its Machinists union for strikes in Washington when it picked South Carolina for a second 787 production line. Boeing has denied the allegation. A hearing on the complaint is set for June 14 in Seattle.

The complaint against Boeing has drawn attention across the nation. Several members of Congress, state governors and state attorneys general have weighed in on the complaint.

Some members of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee have asked the labor board for details on its legal complaint against Boeing.

Murray and other members of the committee responded in a letter Thursday, saying that caving to political pressure would undermine the labor board's decision.

“We believe it would be inappropriate for the General Counsel's office to compromise its litigating position by detailing its legal strategy in this manner,” Murray and others wrote.
- HeraldNet