Ford Agreement with UAW Positive for Manufacturers

By October 4, 2011Economy, Labor Unions

Today, Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have come to a tentative agreement that will result in thousands of quality manufacturing jobs at a critical time in our economy. Ford has stated they plan to add another 5,750 U.S. jobs in addition to the 7,000 they announced in January, which will in turn create a ripple effect of new jobs for other manufacturers and businesses throughout the supply chain. Many workers and their families will benefit from these additional jobs.

Both large and small manufacturers are essential to our economy and the recovery.  The United States is still the top manufacturing economy in the world and today’s announcement, which will create jobs, will make the manufacturing sector stronger.

Jay Timmons is president and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers.

Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector.
Jay Timmons

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  • Ford was in a much different financial situation at the time of the Bush bail out.

    I applaud their turning around their company and I applaud the workers giving many concessions. Together they made it happen.

    I wish congress would work the same way.

    As a small business owner, demand creates jobs, not tax cuts.

  • Mike says:

    It is about time the corrupt Labor Unions in this country take responsibility for running so many of the manufacturing jobs out of this country.
    They must wise up and say to the various corporations;
    “what must we do in order for you to keep the jobs in this country, state, city, etc.,” instead of the cocky statement such as “if you don’t meet our demands, we will shut you down” The latter being such an ignorant statement.

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