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Ford Restructures Operations, But Is Careful Not to Fire Anybody

Trump gets results

Ford is watching and learning from GM’s unforced error:

Ford Motor Co. told factory workers Wednesday that it would shift more than 1,150 workers to different plants to meet demand for SUVs and trucks but would protect their jobs.

No U.S. plants are being idled, Ford said.

The decision, announced to workers around noon Wednesday, affects workers in Michigan and Kentucky.

“We think it’s important for our employees to hear directly from us,” Kelli Felker, manager for manufacturing and labor communications at Ford, said minutes before calling a town hall for workers in Kentucky.

Michigan workers had a letter handed to them at lunchtime.

The UAW was notified prior to the company announcement of Ford’s plans. Ford’s move was in contrast to the unfolding of events this week involving General Motors, where workers said they were shocked to learn from news reports that five plants would be shuttered in Michigan, Ohio and Canada.

 
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