Application case 15.1: boeing’s decision to build the 787 dreamliner

 answer the following questions.


a)            Evaluate the claims made by the union and counterclaims made by the company regarding the charges of unfair labor practices.  Which of the arguments is more persuasive?



b)            Does the National Labor Relations Board have the authority to dictate where a company may do business?




c)            Why do companies like Boeing move significant parts of their operations to right-to-work states like North Carolina?




d)           If the NLRB were successful in blocking Boeing’s plans to build the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, to what degree would this precedent encourage U.S. manufacturers to move some of their operations to overseas locations (as opposed to moving them to right-to-work states)?

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