While Ford is better off than GM, they too are on the knife's edge. 8:1
debt to equity, big debt payments, competition getting stiffer, expenses
out the wazoo, low sales to historical averags...
Ford can't afford a mistep. If the union causes trouble, fire them all
who walk the line. If enough go on strike, close the whole plan
permanently. Make an example of one, say Deerborn. Put it to them
straight, here is the new rate, take it or leave it.
No, import them. Use the business model RCA, HP, Intel, Microsoft,
Snap-on, Sears, Masterlock and many others do. Make it offshore and
import the product. Slap a Ford logo on it an go.
And 98% of the rest of Amerca should be mad as all hell. They got sold
out by every Lib-Dim, including Obama. Even many a Republican supported
this massivve conspiracy to fraud the US taxpayer.
Head should roll for this kind of money. SEC should be lining them up
like the Italy mafia trials.
Right now it is cold and black.
I will not buy a CAW/UAW made auto. In fact, I don't even want their
parts. Best way to beat that is to buy a true import not make here. I
got a glimpse of the GM prices for new autos, what a screw job,
absolutely insane pricing.
GM should run an advert, "Support Government Motors, we need your cash
and will stop at nothing to get it.".
But, but, but how does your opinion square what the fact that industry
statistics show that GM vehicles are 20% to 30% LESS expensive to drive
home, than Jap vehicles of the same size, when similarly equipped, dummy?
Once again you prove you have no idea what you are talking about! US labor
law does not allow striking union workers to be fired, if the contract has
expired. The Union is still recognized, under labor law, as the bargaining
agent for the workers. In any event ALL UAW contracts have a no strike
clause in effect during the term of the contract, dummy.
That is what got the Air Traffic Control Worker fired by President Reagan,
they went on strike in violation of their ongoing contract.
If the Union members vote to not accept the terms of a new contract they
continue to work under the terms of the old contract, if management agrees,
for a specified time or until the contract is replaced.
My techs were members of the Machinists Union and the ONLY power granted in
any union, under any contract, under US labor law is the power to force
management to abide by the contract it signed with the Union, period
The Ford/UAW contract has not expired, there is a re-opening clause that
allows either side to request early talks, before the contract expires to
AVOID a strike, dummy
What makes you believe the assembly line is filled with uneducated,
Simple. Tell them the day the contract is over, it is over. No
severance needed. Minimum to get rid of the losers. Start making the
Or move Ford USA into a holding company, declare Ford USA subsiduary
bankrupt, close the doors and the parent Ford World lives on.
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