DETROIT, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UAW-Ford Vice-President Jimmy Settles today released the following statement in response to the recent announcement of employee reduction at the Michigan Assembly Plant.
"While today's announcement of a shift reduction at our Michigan Assembly Plant is unfortunate, it is not completely unexpected.
We are reminded from time to time that our industry is cyclical and volatile to market conditions.
Fortunately, through collective bargaining we have been able to negotiate provisions throughout the years that allow protections for our members adversely affected by production reductions.
It is expected that nearly all of the displaced members will return to active employment at other southeast Michigan locations. Some, as soon as this summer, and all by early 2016.
The UAW has a successful history of negotiating layoff, transfer and job security provisions that have protected tens of thousands of workers in our history."