UAW Official Blasts Ford For Relocating Manufacturing From Ohio To Mexico

A top official at the United Auto Workers union is slamming Ford Motor Company after news broke that Ford was relocating the manufacturing of a next-generation vehicle from Ohio to Mexico. UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem wrote to the union that Ford was reneging on a commitment it made in 2019, when it promised to spend $900 million on the Ohio factory, part of which would have been devoted to producing a new model in 2023.

Kariem stated, “The agreement outlined an exciting vision for the complete revitalization of the OHAP facility that would secure OHAP employment well into the foreseeable future. These contractual commitments were an enormous win for the UAW, for the great state of Ohio, the community of Avon Lake and, most importantly, the members of Local 2000.”

“We expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so we will take action,”  he added.