February 7, 2016


Detroit workers deal another blow to FCA-UAW contract

By Brent Snavely and Greg Gardner Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Workers at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles assembly plant in Detroit have resoundingly rejected a four-year tentative agreement between the UAW union and the automaker, further jeopardizing chances of approval nationwide. At UAW Local 7, whose workers make the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Read More…

Ford to lay off more than 900 workers

Ford Motor Co.'s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is seen in this 2011 file photo. The plant announced Monday that it will lay off more than half of its workforce.

AVON LAKE — About half of the 1,886 workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Ohio Assembly Plant will be laid off as part of restructuring at the plant, said a Ford spokeswoman. Spokeswoman Kristina Adamski released an email statement on the layoffs after Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka confirmed that he had spoken with Ford officials, Read More…