• Jun 14, 2007


The Detroit Free Press is reporting today that since Ford began offering buyouts and early retirement offers to its hourly employees last year, about 27,000 have accepted and left the company. Since the offer was made last October to hourly workers at all of Ford's plants in North America, about 8,000 before the ball dropped on 2007 and 19,000 so far this year. Fortunately for Ford, about half were not eligible for early retirement, which means the automaker takes on less long-term retiree health care liability. Some of the workers who clocked out early include employees of Visteon plants, as well.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice to see artwork with a difference.

      Cheers, mate

      David McMahon
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not all about the pay. What about benefits?
        • 7 Years Ago
        And if you think the UAW lost those 'higher paying' jobs to the Japanese, Mexicans and Koreans, well, think again. It was recently reported that autoworkers for Hyundai and Kia now earn more than workers in the UAW. Hyundai lost $1.8 billion last year due to labor strikes. Another strike is planned for next week.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The UAW will have workers intentionally injure themselves, and collect full working pay for months without working.
      What a complete scam organization.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "The UAW will have workers intentionally injure themselves, and collect full working pay for months without working.
        What a complete scam organization."

        And the executive ranks have people like Steve Miller, who's made a career of taking companies into bankruptcy, enriching the executives who managed the companies into bankruptcy, and making a killing himself while the little guy takes it in the shorts - all while embracing the title of 'turnaround specialist.'

        Talk about a scam, that's it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow..It takes two guys to put the FORD emblem on their cars? No wonder they need to cut the amount of factory workers.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Maybe it's because they both, only have one hand. Each complement the other.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When the UAW is dissolved, there will be huge celebrations all across America.
      Americans will once again drive American cars.

      Everywhere on the road, you will see Chevrolets, Fords, and Chryslers!

      That's the day in the future when the UAW falls like the Berlin Wall did.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So cloer the UAW demise comes...
      • 7 Years Ago
      well i will laugh at all you people once your out of work because you buy foregin