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Boeing’s Next Jet May Be Bargaining Tool in 787 Factory Dispute

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.’s successor to the 737 may become a bargaining tool in any resolution of a labor hearing set to start tomorrow over the new, non-union 787 Dreamliner plant that opened last week in South Carolina.

Work on the new jet, which Boeing has said it would prefer to adding upgraded engines to the 737, was part of an offer the Machinists made at the end of May to settle a federal complaint that the company illegally retaliated against union workers with its new plant, said Tim Neale, a Boeing spokesman.