This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.
What The Lever Reported This Week:
• Profits And Payouts Over Passenger Safety — For decades, Boeing chose shareholders and executives over workers and production quality — to the tune of $69 billion.
• Blinken Stranded After Davos By Boeing, His Old Client — The Secretary of State previously advised the airline manufacturer; on his return from the World Economic Forum, he ran into one of its troubled 737 planes.
• How Fossil Fuels Found Their Influencers — Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, used its authoritative research on consumer trust to help fossil fuel companies fight climate action.
• “Worthy Of The Top Honor In American Journalism” — An award-winning investigative journalist contextualizes The Lever’s critical reporting on Boeing.
• YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Gig Workers Score Employee Rights — Plus, a major airline merger won’t take off, methane leaks get plugged, and a toxic railway project gets waylaid.
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Stuff To Watch Or Listen To:
• LEVER TIME: Trump Won Iowa – Can He Beat The Supreme Court? — David Sirota speaks with longtime Republican Krista Kafer, one of the plaintiffs in the Colorado lawsuit that resulted in Donald Trump being removed from the state’s presidential ballot.
• Live Event Replay: The Boeing Disaster With Matt Stoller & William McGee — In an online live event, David Sirota and two experts discussed the Boeing debacle and took questions directly from readers.
• Nikki Haley Allegedly HELPED BOEING AVOID Safety Oversight, Whistleblowers IGNORED — Rising features The Lever’s recent Boeing reporting.