Seeking to quell paralyzing strikes, Boeing could expand its new Charleston home

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Boeing's recent takeover of local manufacturing for the 787 Dreamliner is fueling speculation that the company could expand local operations into full-scale assembly of the 787.

Read more stories on this subject in our Boeing topic page.The move has locals tantalized at the possibility of getting hundreds of jobs, but it also has incensed other areas of the country that they might not get those jobs.

Both The Post and Courier and The Charleston Regional Business Journal have write-ups on the matter, but I'll steer you to the Business Journal's.

But The Seattle Times points out that the real question is if a no-strike clause can be negotiated with the powerful unions in Washington state.

Last year Boeing's long-delayed 787 was further harassed by an eight-week strike, something the company doesn't want to risk being repeated.

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