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WWJ News
April 06, 2020 - 6:52 pm
The auto company said it's been working on plans to better protect workers.
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WWJ News
March 31, 2020 - 11:19 pm
Ford also recently announced it will be making ventilators in Ypsilanti.
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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is rolling back tough Obama-era mileage standards and gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts to slow climate change. The administration released its relaxed mileage rules Tuesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Associated Press
March 31, 2020 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks, but the government's own estimates show big costs, too — more Americans dying from air pollution, more climate-damaging tailpipe exhaust and more...
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FILE - The interior of the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant is shown following a media preview of Ford products and technology at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant December 14, 2010 in Wayne, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
WWJ News
March 31, 2020 - 7:40 am
The automaker was aiming to restart plants on April 6 and 14.
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WWJ News
March 30, 2020 - 9:29 pm
The deferred pay cuts will last three months.
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Ford Sign
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WWJ News
March 30, 2020 - 6:56 pm
Ford and GE are teaming up, as 500 UAW members will churn out ventilators in Ypsilanti.
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President Donald Trump talks to the media before he boards Air Force One for a trip to Los Angeles to attend a campaign fundraiser, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 27, 2020 - 5:46 pm
The Detroit automaker is farthest along in the effort to make more of the critical breathing machines.
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WWJ News
March 27, 2020 - 1:43 pm
Also announced: ventilators will be made in at the Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility.
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WWJ News
March 26, 2020 - 11:49 pm
GM is cutting its salaried workforce's payroll by 20% as the company promises to pay it back with interest in the future.
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In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Ron Hudgins welds a 2015 Ford F-150 cab at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. General Motors, Ford, jet engine maker Rolls-Royce and other companies are talking to their governments about repurposing idled factories to produce vital goods to fight the coronavirus such as ventilators and surgical masks. On Friday, March 20, 2020 President Donald Trump invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, allowing the government to marshal the private sector to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it allows the government to steer factories to overcome shortages, makers of heavy goods such as cars and trucks can't just flip a switch and produce something else. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Associated Press
March 26, 2020 - 1:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus. The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue...
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