United Auto Workers
Ford said Wednesday that up to 500 workers will transition from an entry-level wage of $19.28 per hour to a top-tier wage of $28.50 per hour over the next two months. The first workers will get word this week. The majority of the workers affected are at plants in Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; and Louisville, Kentucky.
Workers at the Torrence Avenue Ford Assembly Plant on the city’s Far Southeast Side have voted overwhelmingly to reject a new contract with the automaker.
Ford Motor Co. on Friday reported a $6.6 billion profit for the full year — more than double its profits in 2009 — resulting in the biggest profit-sharing payouts to union workers in 10 years.