Judge to Hear Arguements in Boeing Labor Lawsuit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) –A federal judge plans to hear motions in a lawsuit brought by the machinists union and the AFL-CIO against Gov. Nikki Haley. U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck will listen to arguments from attorneys on Monday, including from lawyers for the governor asking the case be tossed out. The labor groups sued earlier this year asking the court to tell Haley and the head of the state labor department to remain neutral in matters concerning union activities. Before she took office last year, Haley nominated Catherine Templeton to run the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. At the time she said Templeton’s union-fighting background would be helpful in state fights against the labor groups, particularly at the new Boeing plant in North Charleston. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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