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Ford workers reject contract changes

November 1, 2009

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— Ford Motor Co. workers have overwhelmingly rejected contract changes that would have allowed the automaker to cut labor costs, leaving Ford at a disadvantage to its Detroit rivals as it continues its struggle to return to profitability.

The United Auto Workers union had given local unions until Monday to complete voting. But a person briefed on the voting said Saturday that the contract changes have been rejected by large margins. The person asked not to be named because the UAW hasn’t announced the results yet.

Comments

Randall Barnes 6 years, 6 months ago

BLESSED SAP SO CUT YOUR PAY IN HALF AND SEE HOW YOU FEEL THEY USED TO GET PAID 20 + PER HOUR NOW NEW HIRES ONLY 12 AN HOUR IT'S NOT THE WORKERS DOING THIS. IT'S YOU BY NOT BUYING AMERICAN YOUR THE REASON THE ECONOMY SUCKS.

Pete Kennamore 6 years, 6 months ago

I buy products based on total value. I choose a balance between quality, dependability and cost. I don't care who makes products I buy. City, state or county or origin makes no difference. That's why last month when I forked over my $55K for a luxury vehicle, it was a Toyota.

If in the future a manufactor brings a superior product to market, I'll buy it. Until then, I wish the union members reject these contracts good luck. They are gonna need it.

Elrond

imastinker 6 years, 6 months ago

rando - whose pay was cut in half? The union and Ford have a deal going back to 2007. On top of that, you are comparing workers that have been there to new hires - two different things.

Ford wanted the UAW to make concessions ahead of it's contract date and they refused. That's all there is to this story.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 6 months ago

"You will bow down before Zod!" (substitute Dear Leader's name as necessary)

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