Canyon Crest Guide Newspaper Ads Canyon Crest CA

Ford Motor said it had temporarily laid off 600 non-striking workers at its assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, only hours after other employees at the facility had walked off the job early Friday as part of the United Auto Workers’ historic strike against the Big Three automakers. 

The labor union launched targeted work stoppages at the plant, along with a General Motors factory in Wentzville, Missouri, and a Stellantis plant in Toledo, Ohio, after failing to reach a new labor agreement with the automakers by a Thursday night deadline. 

Ford said in a statement that the layoffs in Wayne are tied to the UAW work stoppage, the first time in the union’s history that it has simultaneously launched strikes at all three automakers. 

Newspaper Ads Canyon Crest CACanyon Crest Guide Newspaper Ad

“This layoff is a consequence of the strike at Michigan Assembly Plant’s final assembly and paint departments, because the components built by these 600 employees use materials that must be e-coated for protection,” Ford said in a statement Friday. “E-coating is completed in the paint department, which is on strike.”

Wayne, Michigan, with a population of roughly 17,000, is a suburb about 45 minutes west of Detroit consisting mainly of blue-collar and middle-class families. The Ford plant employs about 3,300 workers, most of whom make Bronco SUVs and Ranger pickup trucks. 

UAW President Shawn Fain visited the Wayne plant Friday and said the strike will continue until Ford, GM and Stellantis (which owns Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM, along with foreign brands such as Peugeot and Open) lift worker wages and improve job security.

US-AUTOMOBILE-UNIONS-STRIKE
UAW union members picket outside the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, on September 15, 2023. 

MATTHEW HATCHER/AFP via Getty Images


Pete Gruich, 56, who has worked at the Wayne factory for 25 years, said working on the assembly line is “hectic, and there’s no down time.”

“When somebody takes a day off at final [assembly], it takes two people to do that job, sometimes three, because the jobs are so overloaded,” he added.

Gruich said there is division among employees between those who make higher-tier wages and the ones who earn less. That’s because managers tell lower-tier employees that they’ll move them to the upper tier once a higher paid worker has retired, but that rarely happens, he said. 


GM CEO Mary Barra defends position amid UAW strike, says company put 4 offers on the table

05:22

Tensions were high at the plant for weeks leading up to the strike, Gruich said. On Thursday night, employees represented by UAW’s Local 900 got little work done and were eager to see how labor negotiations would play out, he said.  

“We basically just sat the whole night until 10 p.m. when Fain decided to strike half of our plant,” he said. 

Gruich said that shortly after Fain chose their union to strike, managers allowed employees to leave their work stations.

“We were held in the cafeteria until midnight [and] then they allowed us to go out,” he said. “Nobody was allowed to go back on the floor at that point.”

377121487-986919812567876-6477730181725353800-n.jpg
Pete Gruich has been an employee at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, for 25 years. He poses for a picture with UAW President Shawn Fain after Local 900 kicked off a strike against the Big Three Detroit automakers on Friday, September 15, 2023.

Pete Gruich


Once outside, the chants in support of the strike began, said Gruich, who noted that the younger workers were generally more animated, while people with more seniority took in the scene in silence.

Fain hasn’t said why UAW leadership chose the Wayne plant to strike. Gruich said he thinks it’s because workers at the facility also make parts of seven other plants in the Midwest that produce the Ford Escape, F-250 and F-350 vehicles as well as dashboards for the F-150. The parts manufacturing side of Wayne is still operating, but the union could ask those workers to walk out as well, Gruich said. 

“After like a week or two of Ford not negotiating, they’ll end up shutting down the rest of the plant,” he predicted. “And that will in turn shut down six or seven other plants.”


Source link

Reach Out

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your specific needs. Our team is ready and eager to provide you with tailored solutions that align with your firm’s goals and enhance your digital marketing efforts. We look forward to helping you grow your law practice online.

Our Services:
Blog Post Writing
We do well-researched, timely, and engaging blog posts that resonate with your clientele, positioning you as a thought leader in your domain.

Content Writing
Beyond articles and content for blogs, we delve into comprehensive content pieces like eBooks, and case studies, tailored to showcase your expertise.
Website Content Writing: First impressions matter. Our content ensures your website reflects the professionalism, dedication, and expertise you bring to the table.

Social Media Management
In today’s interconnected world, your online presence extends to social platforms. We help you navigate this terrain, ensuring your voice is consistently represented and heard.

WordPress Website Maintenance
Your digital office should be as polished and functional as your physical one. We ensure your WordPress site remains updated, secure, and user-friendly.
For more information, ad placements in our attorney blog network, article requests, social media management, or listings on our top 10 attorney sites, reach out to us at seoattorneyservices@gmail.com.

Warm regards,

Canyon Crest Guide Newspaper

California Estate Planning
Tiny House For Sale
Canyon Crest Guide Newspaper Ads Canyon Crest CA
Whether you're a startup or an established brand, business directories offer an affordable, yet powerful tool to elevate your brand recognition and reach. Sign up, stand out, and let your business soar to new heights, sign up to one of our directory websites:

Canyon Crest Directory
Riverside Ca Business Directory
The Riverside Coupon Directory
Content Writing Service

Newspaper Ads Canyon Crest CA

Click To See Full Page Ads

Click To See Half Page Ads

Click To See Quarter Page Ads

Click To See Business Card Size Ads

If you have questions before you order, give me a call @ 951-235-3518

or email @ canyoncrestnewspaper@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook Here
Canyon Crest Guide
5225 Canyon Crest Drive Ste.71 #854 Riverside CA 92507
Tony Ramos 951-235-3518
For great backlinks to your website sign up to one of our directory websites:
Canyon Crest Directory
Riverside Ca Business Directory
The Riverside Coupon Directory
Previous articleSoberlink Launches 2023 ‘Addiction Care is Healthcare’ Campaign in Honor of National Recovery Month
Next articleTens of thousands of Kaiser workers approve possible strike
Article Content Writer We write content articles for all businesses. We produce content that can include blog posts,website articles, landing pages, social media posts, and more. Reach out for more information to canyoncrestguide@gmail.com, "Best to You" Tony.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here