1. Your blog is not entirely true. What they have said is essentially factual. Anyone who is on ILO (Involuntary Layoff) will be brought back and that is essentially an added job because that job did not exist hence the person being on ILO. Furthermore, if they had been on layoff for an extended period of time, they could run out their sub and unemployment and wouldn’t have the GEN to back them up. And if they’re adding 3,300 salaried jobs those jobs are new. And the jobs that have been added in the past couple of years at my plant, the new hires have had NO manufacturing experience! Ford may do things differently than GM and things may have changed since your father retired.

    • Hi Mary,

      You might be right about that. But, usually, the big three will go through a temp agency to weed out the people that cannot cut the mustard. That is what they are or at least were doing at G.M. there for a while. What also happens is, that those temps will work for less then half of what the normal hourly employees work for. Then, when they do hire them in, they pay them less than what the other Union workers make. At least, that is what they were doing at G.M. for a long while. I heard that the UAW was griping about that; and wanted to change it. Whether they did or not, I have no idea.

      I still say that it’s propaganda for good press. Because I know damned well that I could not get a job in there, at all. Besides all that; I would never work for Ford anyhow; that would be the ultimate stab in my Father’s back. GM all the way. That’s where I’d love to work; running a hi-low, like my Dad did. Can I get in there; hell no. I don’t have a diploma and I’d like to work for what my dad did, a real living wage and not chicken feed.

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