Lucid's Illegal Severance; Boeing CEO Steps Down; Tyson's Hiring Practices | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 163

Also on the podcast, GM reimburses Blazer EV buyers, Boeing sues Virgin Galactic, e-waste piles up, Boom's supersonic jet flies and AMT talks about our shaky economy.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week: 

Boeing Sues Virgin Galactic Over Stalled Mothership Work - @3:38

According to Space News, Boeing and subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, have sued Richard Branson’s commercial spacecraft company, Virgin Galactic.

GM Reimbursing Buyers Who Overpaid for New Blazer EV - @15:16

The Chevy Blazer was a known brand GM redesigned from the ground up for the electric market. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated rollout that started last year has had some problems.

Tyson Targeting Immigrants, Refugees for Factory Jobs - @24:42

According to Bloomberg, Tyson Foods is looking to refugees and immigrants to fill some roles that place cuts into trays, inspect for bones and wash meat.

Boeing CEO to Step Down Amid Shakeup Following 737 Max Blowout - @36:35

Boeing CEO David Calhoun is stepping down at the end of the year. The move is part of a management shakeup that will also see Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing's commercial airplanes unit retire immediately.

Lucid Must Change Illegal Severance Agreements - @47:17

Late last March, Lucid Motor announced plans to cut about 18% of the company's staff, some 1,800 workers. A few former employees filed unfair labor practice charges against the manufacturer for language found in Lucid's severance agreements.

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E-Waste from Trashed Electric Devices is Piling Up - @58:40

And recycling isn't keeping pace.

AMT: A Recession Could Still Happen - @1:05:35

The economy has everyone a little shaky. Some expected a full-blown recession, others a minor blip.

Boom’s Supersonic Jet Flies for the First Time - @1:12:02

The successful test is an important step toward the return of supersonic air travel.

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