Thursday, May 10, 2007

Who Can Ford Trust?

From the Louisville Courier-Journal:

Kentucky Truck Plant workers will vote today and tomorrow on a Ford proposal that guarantees that Super Duty truck production remains exclusive to Louisville and promises investment to adapt the plant for future F-Series models. In trade, workers will lose overtime, some skilled union jobs through attrition, and adhere to stricter attendance rules at the Chamberlain Lane plant. As Ford struggles to recover from more than $12billion in losses last year, ratification of the competitive operating agreement, or COA, will help the company "stay competitive" and "transform our plants," Ford spokeswoman Anne-Marie Gattari said.

Ford workers have endured declining sales, unemployment, and uncertain futures. Their plight has been ignored. Now, additional unemployment, rules and wages concessions have been requested. As reciprocation, Super Duty production has been guaranteed. Promises, promises…

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