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Ford Workers At Chicago Assembly Impacted By Vandalism

Ford has faced its fair share of crime problems at more than one of its facilities over the past couple of years, including a variety of storage lots in Dearborn, where thieves have made off with a number of Ford F-150 and F-150 Raptor pickups on multiple occasions, along with some other pricier models. The same is true of the Chicago Assembly plant, where several 2023 Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer models were stolen last August, and just a few weeks later, several vehicles owned by Ford workers at the same plant were vandalized and/or broken into. Now, in just the last week alone, several more employee-owned vehicles have been vandalized, broken into, or stolen, according to ABC 7 News.

At least three vehicles owned by Ford workers at the Chicago Assembly plant have been vandalized in recent days, and one was stolen, with all of these crimes taking place in an employee parking lot that’s located directly across from the automaker’s training center on Torrence Avenue. According to the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, these types of incidents have been going on for months, prompting it to file a grievance with Ford as it attempts to get the company to reimburse affected employees for damages and loss of property. Additionally, the union is calling for increased security for the nearby parking lots, which currently have cameras installed but no gates.

“People are getting their windows smashed in. Everything taken out. Other people come out and there car is completely gone,” said UAW Local 551 Vice President Jason Wachowski. “Bring their receipts. Bring their police reports. They want documentation. Bring them in, and we’re going to try to get the company to reimburse them for all that.”

“The safety and security of our employees is a top priority, Ford said in a statement. “We have already enhanced security in our employee lots with added personnel and support from the Chicago police. We are also implementing additional safety measures by adding secure access to employee lots and improving lighting and cameras.” FoMoCo added that it plans to improve lighting in surrounding areas, add more cameras, and provide secure access to those lots as well.

We’ll have more on the Chicago Assembly plant soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mark B

    My guess is that we’ll all have to pay more when purchasing to cover increased security. Sad.

  2. Materialman

    It’s only going to get worse with all the Illegals Biden let in.

    1. StarLord

      You can say that again.

  3. StarLord

    Must be nice to have an extortion racket have your back when the rest of the world has to pay for it.


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