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Boeing employees work in the 787 Dreamliner aft-body assembly building in June in Charleston, S.C. It's not immediately clear how a National Labor Relations Board dispute involving the South Carolina plant will be affected by aerospace giant Boeing reaching a tentative labor contract with the Machinists union this week. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

Boeing employees work in the 787 Dreamliner aft-body assembly building in June in Charleston, S.C. It's not immediately clear how a National Labor Relations Board dispute involving the South Carolina plant will be affected by aerospace giant Boeing reaching a tentative labor contract with the Machinists union this week. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

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