The Boeing machinists strike has entered its third week, continuing to silence the manufacturer's production lines and raising airlines' anxieties over delayed aircraft deliveries. Analysts believe the company already has lost more than $1 billion. CFO James Bell recently warned that this work action will have a "more severe impact compared to the last strike" (ATWOnline, Sept. 11) because Boeing has 50% higher production rates now than in 2005, when the International Assn. of Machinists and ...

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