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UAW accuses Ford of 'greed,' violating contract with plan to send jobs to Mexico


Ford Motor Co. "has decided it will not honor its promise" to add new product to the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake and, instead, the autoworker intends to farm out jobs to Mexico, wrote a top UAW leader to union officials in an angry two-page letter dated Friday.


He's demanding to know whether Ford plans to break its promised investment at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, which employs 1,700 hourly workers, to move production to Mexico.


"We have submitted data requests to the company asking them to explain the basis for this decision, but they continue to only provide us with strategically limited information," wrote Kariem, who is known to be mild-mannered and a vocal supporter of Ford.


This includes increasing our capacity to build additional Super Duty trucks at Ohio Assembly Plant to meet strong consumer demand."


"Continued Investment to add overall capacity, increase Super Duty production, launch updated new models, and modernize the facility totaling more than $185 million in the three years from 2019 to 2021."


Ford and other automakers often choose to build certain vehicles at their factories in Mexico when global demand is expected to be a factor, because export tariffs tend to be lower because of recent trade wars.






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