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The right way to win Boeing jobs for Washington state

A 737 is worked on at the Boeing Co. assembly facility in Renton. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)

This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.

Quick quiz: Which event this week has the most potential to create aerospace jobs in Washington?

A) The National Labor Relations Board hearing in Seattle on whether Boeing violated labor law when it decided to locate its second production line for the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina.

B) Congressional Republicans’ counter proceeding, “Unionization Through Regulation: The NLRB’s Holding Pattern on Free Enterprise,” to be staged in North Charleston, home of said Dreamliner plant.

C) A Washington state trade delegation’s trip to Europe to woo aerospace suppliers who could play a pivotal role in determining where Boeing builds the successor to its 737 plane.
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