The latest on manufacturing hiring trends, the skills gap, workforce best practices and labor issues.


Labor / Employment Policy

UPDATE: UAW Members Ratify Contracts with GM, Ford, and Stellantis

Nov. 21, 2023
Employees at all three of the Detroit 3 have now adopted the UAW-negotiated tentative agreement.
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Corporate Culture

The Power of Intentional Encouragement

Nov. 14, 2023
Developing others and encouraging them to grow, every day and with intention, is part of servant leadership.
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Labor / Employment Policy

What’s Next for the UAW? 5 Takeaways from Labor Experts

Nov. 8, 2023
With big wins from Ford, Stellantis and General Motors in its new tentative contracts, the United Auto Workers sets its sights on Toyota and Tesla.
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Podcast: Why Did You Choose a Manufacturing Career?

Nov. 3, 2023
At the close of Manufacturing Month in October, engineers and manufacturing executives shared why they chose industry for their careers.
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Labor / Employment Policy

So That Happened: Building Manufacturing Careers and UAW-Driven Pay Raises at Toyota

Nov. 1, 2023
IndustryWeek editors cover those stories and look at regulators prosecuting executives for cybersecurity failures, sugar prices and the future of energy.


The Economy

IW Thanksgiving Quiz

Nov. 16, 2023
How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Test yourself with IW's latest quiz.
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Labor / Employment Policy

UAW, Ford Announce Tentative Agreement, Ending Strike for 20,000

Oct. 26, 2023
Ford agreed to raise base wages by 25%, restore a 2009-era cost-of-living-adjustment, eliminate wage tiers, and allow the UAW to strike over plant closures.
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Worker Training
Education / Training

Turning Shop-Floor Workers into Leaders Takes Patience, Coaching and Mentoring

Oct. 25, 2023
It's important to realize that there are underlying factors contributing to a person’s readiness to learn and take on new tasks.
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IW's Talent Advisory Board: How Problems Get Turned into Opportunities

Oct. 25, 2023
The manufacturing leaders of IndustryWeek's Talent Advisory Board relate times when obstacles concealed new ways forward.
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Labor / Employment Policy

UAW Launches 2nd Surprise Strike, This Time at Dodge Ram Plant

Oct. 23, 2023
There are now more than 40,000 workers on strike at Stellantis, Ford and GM.