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.