Ford Exceeds UAW Job Commitment

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Well, the UAW will be smiling. Well, no, they never smile. However, they should be very happy with the news that Ford has not only met its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015 in 2014, but they have exceeded it.

Total new job creation to date exceeds 14,000 and will continue to grow. Part of the demand for that growth comes from the Kansas City Assembly Plant, which is where the Ford Transit is built, and Ford plans to add 1200 more jobs for demands of the new Transit with nearly 1100 sold in August alone.

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“The job growth we have created in U.S. manufacturing is a testament to our strong partnership with the UAW, the union’s competitiveness, and the growing demand for Ford’s portfolio of cars, utilities and trucks,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas.

“Adding a second shift to Kansas City Assembly Plant adds more jobs to this community, and it also helps deliver more Transit vehicles to more customers throughout North America.”

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“I am very pleased we are able to add 1200 new jobs to Kansas City Assembly Plant, which will strengthen this community and continue our efforts to grow good-paying, middle-class manufacturing jobs,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president, National Ford Department.

“This is possible because of the collective bargaining process and the partnership between UAW and Ford.”

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Justin Banner is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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