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Ford plans to shut down the Michigan plant as part of the UAW agreement



By David Shepardson

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co plans to close an engine plant in Romeo, Michigan as part of a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union for a new four-year contract, a source told Reuters Thursday. " data-reactid = "23"> WASHINGTON (Reuters) ̵

1; Ford Motor Co plans to close an engine plant in Romeo, Michigan as part of a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union for a new four-year contract, a source told Reuters Thursday .

The 600 workers who will be offered hours at the facility every hour at a nearby transmission facility or buyout, a source said. UAW said Wednesday that the Ford deal "secured over $ 6 billion in major product investments in US facilities, and created and maintained over 8,500 jobs for our communities."

Ford does not immediately close the facility, but will close it at a future date under the UAW agreement. Ford and UAW declined to comment.

Unlike Ford, General Motors Co. endured a 40-day strike by the US hourly workforce that cost it about $ 3 billion before being approved for a new employment contract earlier this month. [19659006] Detailed terms of the Ford agreement were not disclosed, but they are expected to reflect those agreed with GM, as the association typically uses the first agreement as a pattern for those who follow.

UAW leaders from various U.S. facilities will meet Friday to approve the deal, which will then be sent to the 55,000 members of Ford for final approval, a union spokesman said.

(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul and Diane Craft)


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