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Relationship Between Ford, UAW Results in Shift of Production from Mexico to Cleveland

Relationship Between Ford, UAW Results in Shift of Production from Mexico to Cleveland
The Ford motor company has announced that it will officially move production of a new series of commercial trucks from a plant in Mexico to a plant near Cleveland, OH. Ford agreed to bring the jobs home during its contract negotiations with the UAW in 2011. To prepare for the manufacturing of these new trucks, Ford will pay $168 million to retrofit the plant.
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Car of the Future: Just Add Sunlight

Car of the Future: Just Add Sunlight
Ford Motor Co. showed off a prototype solar hybrid car called the C-MAX Solar Energi, which has a gas engine along with rooftop solar panels that also power the engine. Though not perfect, the car showcases some bold innovations to make new generations of cars more environmentally conscious.
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GM Announces $1.3B in Midwest Factory Upgrades, Further Proves Bailout's Necessity

GM Announces $1.3B in Midwest Factory Upgrades, Further Proves Bailout's Necessity
Despite claims that bailing out General Motors in 2009 would turn the United States into a communist country, new evidence shows that the action was a necessary one. Earlier this week, General Motors announced plans to spend $1.3 billion to upgrade five factories in the Midwest.
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Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'

Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'
In 2007, the Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Louisville, Ky., was staring at an existential crisis. It was on the verge of being shuttered. The jobs there — jobs that sustained middle-class families and communities throughout Louisville — were this close to being sent to Mexico. However, Ford management and the United Auto Workers rolled up their sleeves and figured out creative solutions to not only save jobs, but add them.
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You Are Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago Because American Auto Makers Are Innovating


Four years ago, the American auto industry was struggling.  After a decade of focusing on trucks and SUVs, the Big Three—Ford, General Motors and Chrysler—were unprepared for the effect of higher energy prices and the economic crisis on consumer demand. Throughout the early 2000s, the Big Three produced big inefficient vehicles. But with high gas prices and smaller spending budgets, consum...
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From Kermit to Coal, Book Reveals How World's Top Brands Greenwash The Public

"I GUESS it is easy being green," said Kermit the Frog as he bounced around a Ford Escape Hybrid in a 2006 television ad campaign.
During the ad, Kermit displayed his innate talent for not blinking which, it has to be said, is due essentially to his congenital lack of eyelids....
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