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UAW Will Not Escalate Strike Against Ford This Week

UAW President Shawn Fain announced this afternoon that his union will not stage additional walkouts at Ford, General Motors, or Stellantis facilities this week, citing progress in talks with the latter two automakers. The update arrives more than one week after the union shut down the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant unexpectedly and declared that future actions would be unannounced. Fain expressed contempt for Bill Ford’s press conference that was held on Monday, and castigated the automaker for declaring a dividend.

“I’m happy to report that in the past 24 hours, we’ve seen serious movement from both Stellantis and GM. Meanwhile, Ford continues to stew about KTP [Kentucky Truck Plant] and pretend they can’t afford what they’re asking for,” said Fain. ” Additionally, Fain panned the company’s decision to offer a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2023 and criticized Bill Ford’s press conference where he stated that jobs at plants like the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center were at risk if the company had to offer more to workers as part of a new contract. Fain also said that the union will only initiate new stand-up strikes if it feels it will make a difference at the bargaining table.

As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford CEO Jim Farley and newly minted COO Kumar Galhotra have claimed that the company is near the limit on what it can offer the union. While the automaker did not disclose where it stands in relation to ongoing negotiations, reports indicate that EV plants are the main dividing issue preventing a deal at this juncture.

Currently, three assembly plants remain offline due to the strike: Michigan Assembly plant, Chicago Assembly plant, and Kentucky Truck plant. Aside from those facilities, the automaker has laid off workers at several locations impacted by the walkouts, with workers at Sterling Axle plant being among the group most recently affected by the ongoing strike.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Bob

    Fain the Pain is upset because he was called out & his wittle feelings got hurt. lol
    Sadly, GM & Stelantis have bent over the bargaining table with a jar of Vaseline with iron filings.

  2. Shockandawe

    Furd will be bending over soon enough without Vaseline! Fain, I triple dog dare you to shut down another Furd plant.

  3. John

    I am proud of the Ford management for not letting the bully get the best of them. They doing exactly what Henry would have done, if he was still running you company today. The other two have already caved!!! But ultimately, you need to continue building cars and trucks, to stay in business!! Writing another chapter in the long storied Ford history book!!

  4. Alfred

    Oh thank UAW but you’ll just make up for it next week.


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