Running a Harley-Davidson union plant without supervisors

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Tags: manufacturing

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, in conjunction with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and the United Steel Workers (USW), created a High Performance Work Organization (HPWO) that has proved effective for the past 11 years. The presentation describes a combined hourly and salaried leadership structure that utilizes scorecard-driven performance for natural work groups, negotiates a single labor agreement that does not delineate jurisdiction between IAMAW and USW work, and defines a distinct organizational decision making process. In this clip, Tony Wilson, IAM union president for Local Lodge #176, talks about how the plant runs without supervisors.

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