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Wed Feb 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

Ford Raises Pay for 500 Workers

Ford Raises Pay for 500 Workers as Demand Grows for F-150 Pickup
By BILL VLASICFEB. 4, 2015


DETROIT — Growing demand for Ford Motor’s new pickup truck will prompt a transition to higher wages for up to 500 of the company’s entry-level union workers.

On Wednesday, Ford said that it would add 1,550 new jobs at four plants in the United States to increase production of the latest version of its top-selling F-series pickup.

By adding the jobs, Ford said, it will exceed its nationwide cap on entry-level workers, who earn about $19 an hour. And as a result, 300 to 500 of the company’s entry-level employees will transition to the $28-an-hour wage earned by longtime factory workers.

The transition is the first time that any entry-level workers at the three domestic carmakers have moved up to the higher wage scale since the companies agreed to a two-tier system in their 2007 contract with the United Automobile Workers union ...

More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/business/demand-for-ford-truck-means-higher-wages-for-500-workers.html?hpw&rref=business&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region®ion=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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Response to marym625 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 10:15 PM

2. I hadn't found much to be thrilled with lately -

but this was VERY good news!

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Response to TBF (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:13 PM

3. Very good!

Surprised there hasn't been more about it in the news.

OK, not really surprised.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 03:24 PM

4. Well, it's only because they're contractually obligated to.

It's not like they're doing this out of some general goodwill toward man.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 03:52 PM

5. Absolutely -

It is so important that we fight to keep (and expand membership) in the unions we still have.

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