Wednesday, September 14, 2005
These two articles indicate that Ford is serious about change and a return to profitability in the US. It's going to be a tough road and there going to be some unpopular decisions, hard times for Ford employees, union and non-union alike. And with the news of the agreement between Ford and CAW, a lot of people are going to be unhappy.
Ford very much needs to change it's fortunes in the US and as a Union member (not UAW or auto industry) it's difficult for me to say that the UAW needs to be realistic. Loose some jobs now or loose them all later. I'm not crazy about Ford sourcing parts from cheaper labor countries, but it's been the trend in manufacturing for decades.
As a very faithful Ford fan, it's difficult to watch, but better some pain now, than the eventual failure of one of the US's most important employers.