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Boeing Blues, Bridge Collapse and the Eaglet Has Landed: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

April 12, 2024
Also, is there a union election at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant in the not-too-distant future?

Boeing and the Baltimore Bridge continue to draw our IndustryWeek manufacturing community's attention, followed by what could be a union election at Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant in the not-too-distant future. Read those stories and more in our latest IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads, the top-consumed content over the past seven days. 

The Baltimore Bridge Disaster, Two Weeks On: What You Need to Know: The good, the bad, and the new reality of the logistics landscape.

Boeing Executives Failed to Lead, Waved Off Lean: Don’t blame rank-and-file workers for systematic problems.

Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama File for Union Election: The UAW has never before had the supermajority needed to file at the plant.

CEOs’ Pledge to ‘Benefit All Stakeholders’ Fails Workers: It's been four years since the pledge, but corporations haven't changed their ways.

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers: Mark Rabin, a former software engineer, recalled one manager saying at an all-hands meeting that Boeing didn’t need senior engineers because its products were mature. (2019 article)

Are Your Posted Salary Ranges Too Broad? It Could Cost You Talent: Some companies are playing fast and loose with pay transparency, to their own detriment.

AT&T Confirms Breach of 73 Million Customers’ Data: Three years later the company still won't say where the data came from.

So That Happened: The Eaglets Have Landed in a Steel Plant: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and STEM programs for historically black colleges, growing capital investments in manufacturing, electric vehicle growth for school buses and how much our readers know about basketball.

ISM Report: Manufacturing Activity Expands Following 16 Months of Contraction: Nine out of 15 manufacturing industries reported growth in March, up from eight in February.

Are You Improving Quality, Or Just Managing the Status Quo? Goals, questions and metrics across the company are part of an overall vision for better quality.

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Editorial eBook: Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse: Experts from Endeavor Business Media publications writing about road infrastructure, industrial safety, manufacturing leadership, commercial trucking and construction equipment share insights into the tragedy in Baltimore.

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