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Stronger Together: Labor and Management at Ford

Stronger Together: Labor and Management at Ford

In 2007, the Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Louisville, Ky., was staring at an existential crisis. It was on the verge of being shuttered. The jobs there—jobs that sustained middle-class families and communities throughout Louisville—were this close to being sent to Mexico.

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Need Some Wheels? UAW’s 2014 Union-Made Car List

Need Some Wheels? UAW’s 2014 Union-Made Car List

The UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List features quality, variety and fuel-efficient vehicles along with a number of new additions that represent new jobs for America’s workers. As a result of 2011 bargaining between the UAW and Ford, Fusion sedans are being made at the Flat Rock, Mich., Assembly Plant. The Fusion was previously made only in Mexico. Also, the Ford Transit Connect van, insourced from Europe, is now being produced at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.

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UAW Helps Build Garden Beds for Detroit Students

UAW Helps Build Garden Beds for Detroit Elementary School.

Munger Elementary School in Detroit will have a new garden, thanks to Ford employees and members of UAW Local 600. As part of this year's Ford Global Week of Caring, UAW Local 600 will help build raised garden beds for Bridging Communities to support students at the school. 

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Ford to Add 1,200 Workers to Flat Rock Plant

Photo courtesy of the Ford Motor Company's Facebook page.

The U.S. auto industry is in the midst of its strongest growth period since 1996, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said today at the Ford Motor Co.'s Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. Ford just announced it will be adding 1,200 new workers to the Detroit-area plant in expectation that the revamped Fusion sedan will see an increase in sales this fall. Working together, the plant workers, who are members of the UAW, and the company have increased productivity and brought jobs back to the United States. 

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Romney’s Attack on Autoworkers ‘Appalling’

While Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan this week, workers there are letting him know just how offensive they find his claim that “we should have let Detroit go bankrupt,” when the economy and the auto industry were about to collapse.

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UAW Members Ratify New Contract with Ford

UAW members at Ford Motor Co. have voted to approve a new four-year agreement with the automaker. In September, UAW members ratified a four-year contract with General Motors. Workers at Chrysler now are voting on a tentative deal reached earlier this month.

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UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Agreement

The UAW and Chrysler Group LLC reached a tentative four-year agreement this morning that will create more than 2,000 new jobs and invest $4.5 billion to retool and upgrade plants to produce new and upgraded vehicles.

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UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Agreement that Adds Jobs

A tentative four-year agreement between the UAW and Ford Motor Co. will create new jobs and bring back work from overseas, UAW leaders said in a press conference today in Detroit.

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The New American Economy: Win the Lottery, Get a Job

Stunning, just stunning. Nearly 17,000 people applied for jobs at a Ford plant in Kentucky, according to USA Today. The applications are now going into a lottery and Ford will determine who gets to proceed to be considered for the 1,800 jobs that pay $15.51 an hour.  No doubt not everyone who applied is unemployed, to be sure–but it’s likely a good number don’t have jobs.

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$400 Million Investment Will Save 3,750 Jobs at Ford Plant

The UAW applauded Ford Motor Co.’s announcement yesterday that it will invest $400 million in its Kansas City, Mo., assembly plant over the next two years, which will save at least 3,750 jobs at the plant plus thousands of other supporting jobs.

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