Strike Averted at Kansas City F-150 Plant
We reported late last week that a strike deadline was approaching at the Kansas City Ford F-150 and Transit plant because management and the UAW could not reach an agreement on a new contract. We’re pleased to report that a deal was reached ahead of the strike over the weekend, and there will be no shutdown of the plant.
A strike at the Kansas City plant would’ve cause a serious disruption in production of the F-150. Even though Ford had shifted many resources back to Dearborn, and beefing up production with mandatory overtime, a prolonged strike would’ve been difficult. Luckily, it won’t come to that.
Kansas City’s plant produces 19% of Ford’s total domestic production of vehicles. That’s a significant percentage. Nearly half of the F-150s produced also come from that facility.
Luckily for all involved, management and the UAW came to a tentative agreement avoiding the strike. Ford F-150 and Transit production, two highly-profitable vehicles for Ford, will continue unhindered.
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via [Automotive News]