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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    Default Re: 75Th Anniversary of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

    And speaking of Detroit, let's fast forward to the year 2010. Since Kwame Kilpatrick, the Motor City has been plagued by the media as a city of crime, police corruption, and politics. The Big 3 in the automotive industry recently filed for bankruptcy; unemployment and foreclosure rates continues to increase, along with the closing down of schools.
    I didn't know that Ford had filed for bankruptcy.

    Maybe I missed that, amid all the other financial problems that occurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap560 View Post
    I didn't know that Ford had filed for bankruptcy.

    Maybe I missed that, amid all the other financial problems that occurred.

    This article says that they are the only ones who avoided bankruptcy. Somebody did sloppy reporting. Giv 'em a letter mudflap.

    Paul Ingrassia: Two Cheers for GM - WSJ.com

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    Default Re: 75Th Anniversary of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    This article says that they are the only ones who avoided bankruptcy. Somebody did sloppy reporting. Giv 'em a letter mudflap.

    Paul Ingrassia: Two Cheers for GM - WSJ.com
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    Ford faces competition; bankruptcy gives rivals benefits - USATODAY.com

    Ford Motor (F), the only one of Detroit's Big 3 automakers not in bankruptcy, now could be at a competitive disadvantage for taking the high road.
    As with Chrysler before it, General Motors' (GM) decision to seek bankruptcy reorganization Monday will clear away debt, slash its dealer network and give it a better deal with the United Auto Workers union.

    To compete against the reorganized and streamlined GM and Chrysler, Ford will need to achieve the same sort of cost-cutting. But the nation's second-largest automaker will have to make them without the benefit of having a court order behind it. Issues include:

    •Labor. Ford will seek additional concessions from the United Auto Workers to try to match givebacks handed to General Motors and Chrysler as both plunged toward bankruptcy.

    "Our goal is not to be disadvantaged," Ford spokesman Mark Truby says. "We're going to go back and negotiate aspects (of the contract) with the UAW."

    UAW spokesman Roger Kerson said Monday that the union had no comment.

    Ford would be "fools not to go back to the union and say, 'Why don't you give us the same deal as you gave (them)?' " says Rebecca Lindland, director of IHS Global Insight's automotive practice.

    The UAW acceded to Ford's requests on several fronts as recently as March. At the time, Ford proclaimed it would save $500 million a year and would have labor costs on par with foreign firms making cars in the Americas



    And it looks like maybe Ford wants the same kind of deal from the UAW that ABF may be looking for with us.
    Last edited by slavenomore; 04-25-2010 at 07:32 PM.

 

 

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