Now that Ford has joined GM and announced its next buyout plan for workers the UAW locals are again in reaction mode wondering what to do now.
They don't want their workers to take the plans unless the workers can be replaced. Why, because they are afraid of "extinction." This means union leaders will no longer be needed to rise up and yell and scream "after" every decision is made. Also see http://qualityg.blogspot.com/2006/07/quality-partner-where-is-uaw-when-they.html
No Response to This --> "Ford employee jumps to death in building's atrium"
Ford Motor Co. and Dearborn police did not release information about the man, but they confirmed his death.
Here is the quote that again shows the Union and The Company do not see workers as people only as pawns for their self-serving egos and positions.
" IT WAS NOT WORK-RELATED AND HE WAS NOT AN EXECUTIVE OF ANY KIND," SARA TATCHIO, FORD SPOKESWOMAN, SAID SUNDAY.
qualityg says ... Sara? are you a human being of any kind?
Ford & GM - Who the hell are your customers, the people making (workforce) the cars or people (everyday folk) who buy your cars? Should it not be both? I hope you will say both, so then why do you cater to only work force employees with your ads and confuse the rest of us with your phony numbers, one for workforce employees and one for the common folk.
Can't you advertise to your employees through internal media communications and just tell us common folk the amount we have to pay with out the small print and fast talking pitch men & women.
You promote super prices for employees but not the non-employee. I was wondering if your Mexican Workers can afford your cars? What discounts do you give them? Now that you both continue to cut employees does this not cut your employees off from discounts too? Seems to me this adds to your loss of market share.
Now I need to be fair, both of you do provide discounts to the common folk, BUT it is only in the summer and we pick from the overstocked cars that don't sell.
Get rid of this advertising, I don't believe Honda or Toyota do this, at least not in their promotional ads.