Ford workers ratify four-year labor deal

Oct 19, 2011 | 04:04 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  United Auto Workers, Ford, GM, Chrysler, labor agreement, corinna petry

CHICAGO — United Auto Workers (UAW) union members have ratified a four-year labor agreement with Ford Motor Co.

Production workers voted 63 percent in favor of the contract, while skilled-trades workers voted 65 percent in favor, the UAW said Wednesday.

"By working together with our UAW partners and local communities, we can significantly create new jobs, invest in our plants and people, and make a very positive impact on the U.S. economy," Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, said in a statement. "Our agreement is fair to our employees and it improves our competitiveness in the U.S."....





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