UAW members at Local 863 in Sharonville, Ohio, have secured an agreement from Ford Motor Co. to invest $200 million for retooling to build a new, fuel-efficient transmission, union officials said today.
“This shows what we can accomplish when we work together to preserve good-paying manufacturing jobs in the United States,” said UAW President Ron Gettelfinger.
“Our members earned this agreement,” added UAW Vice President Bob King. “Ford understands our extraordinary commitment to world-class productivity and efficiency.”
“This is great news for our members, for Ford Motor Co. and for our communities,” said Lloyd Mahaffey, director of UAW Region 2B, which covers the state of Ohio. “Our members build world-class quality, and this is a great opportunity to build the fuel-efficient transmissions that will power the Ford vehicles of the future.”