Boeing Co. announced it will not bargain with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) pending the appeal of a Regional Director’s decision permitting a representation election of a small subset of Boeing’s employees is adjudicated by the NLRB. Boeing maintains that the flight-line employees at its 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C. who voted in favor of the IAM constitute a prohibited “micro-unit.” 

National Grid, a U.K.-based electricity and gas utility company, locked out 1,100 workers who operate the company’s natural gas distribution system in Massachusetts. National Grid announced that the lockout would continue until the ratification of a new agreement with the United Steelworkers (UW) Local 12003 and Local 12012-04.