Missouri Plant Work Dispute Resolved by Ford and UAW
As has been confirmed by a spokesperson for the company, Ford Motor and United Auto Workers have resolved a dispute which had broken out at the firm's Missouri plant, and led to a strike authorization vote, over issues regarding work.
An agreement resolving issues raised by local workers was reached at on Friday by a team of Ford's Senior Executives, national UAW leaders and leaders from UAW Local 249.
Nearly 3,500 workers who are employed at Ford's Kansas City assembly unit began voting on Thursday to decide if a strike should be called for, the main reasons being disputes arising from working conditions, workload and job security. The voting was due to close on Saturday.
On its website, the local union had asserted that working conditions are now "intolerable", and the workers had UAW's complete support, which would help them fight over the grave issues "even if it meat going on strike".
Although it has been confirmed that a compromise has been reached, UAW has declined to share any comments on the matter.
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