SAO PAULO, May 11 (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer SA , the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, plans to move production of its Phenom executive jets to its factory in the United States next year, a Brazilian union said on Monday.
The Metalworkers' Union of São José dos Campos said in a statement that the company informed it on Friday that the move was part of a marketing strategy and plans to expand the Embraer factory in Brazil.
Embraer officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
A strike by the union over salaries led to a rare work stoppage at the Brazilian plant last year. (Reporting by Alberto Alerigi; editing by Andrew Hay)