UAW Says Arbitration Hearing on Ford Sacrifice Dispute Continues

Bloomberg Businessweek
November 30, 2011

A hearing will continue into next month on the United Auto Workers’s complaint that Ford Motor Co. salaried employees didn’t sacrifice equally with hourly employees to help the company survive. An independent arbitrator will take testimony from additional witnesses throughout December.

“We are confident that we have presented a strong case to the arbitrator regarding the lack of equality concerning Ford Motor Company’s reinstatement of bonuses to the executives and salary employees only,” the union said in a post. More than 35,000 Ford workers, who gave up pay increases and bonuses, signed the grievance last year after the company reinstated raises, tuition assistance and 401(k) matches for white-collar employees.

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