SC gov wants labor board-Boeing complaint dropped

June 17, 2011 - 12:59 PM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and other Republican governors are calling on the National Labor Relations Board to dismiss its complaint against Boeing.

Haley and 15 other GOP governors wrote to the board's general counsel, Lafe Solomon, on Thursday saying the probe hamstrings governors who are trying to create jobs.

The letter was released Friday as the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing in North Charleston on the complaint.

The labor board alleges Boeing built an assembly line for its new 787 aircraft in South Carolina to avoid unionized workers in Washington state. Boeing has challenged the complaint, saying no union workers lost jobs.

Haley and Solomon are scheduled to testify during the hearing.

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Associated Press writer Meg Kinnard in Columbia contributed to this report and can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/MegKinnardAP .