September 2, 2011 -- Professor Katherine Stone commented on a Boeing Co. labor case. Her comments appear in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article.
Perhaps the key issue the labor board will have to address in the Boeing case is the company's intent, said Katherine Stone, a labor law professor at UCLA.
"If they shifted production because they were trying to punish the union and workers, that's illegal," Stone said. But if the company opened the South Carolina plant because it needed to increase production, was seeking lower-cost labor and better labor relations, "that might not be illegal."
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