Two months after it began, the administrative law judge assigned to the Boeing case has not yet heard one word of testimony. So far, lawyers for both sides have been locked in negotiations and motions involving challenges to subpoenas from the NLRB acting general counsel and those of the International Association of Machinists. Boeing has sought a protective order that will shield it from what it considers sensitive business, commercial and proprietary information, as well as information that could provide the IAM with an unfair advantage in future collective bargaining. Among other issues, the IAM attorney plans to object to redactions in a Power Point presentation to the company board of directors that describes the costs of establishing another Dreamliner assembly line in an existing plant in suburban Seattle versus building one from scratch in South Carolina. Boeing redacted the suburban Seattle costs, but not the costs for South Carolina. The union contends that setting up a second assembly line in Seattle would have been much less expensive and that the redaction "confirms that the motive was to evade union activity and not a legitimate decision based on finances."