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Ford, UAW, Ohio reach a compromise to save hundreds of jobs at Avon Lake
Deal involves two-week rotating shifts
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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The United Autoworkers announced a compromise today (Monday) that will save the jobs and seniority of close to 1,000 employees of the Ford assembly plant in Avon Lake.

The plan means a thousand employees will begin rotating two-week shifts on-and-off in August. They’ll get nearly three-quarters of their salaries during their off weeks.

Sheffield Mayor John Hunter says about 200 other workers can transfer or retire.

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“Brook Park is putting on jobs. So is Kentucky, so is Kansas City, so is Chicago. And hopefully, they’ll still be working here at the Ohio Assembly plant and be recalled back to here because they’re going to need to replace those people that took early buyouts or retirement --  or as the launch team expands or as other new-product lines are brought in.”

Hunter estimates his community will lose about $20,000 in taxes from the cutbacks. But that compares to some $200,000 he feared the community would lose. Ford had planned to lay off as many as 900 people – which is about half of the workers at the assembly plant.

In 2011, the automaker and the state reached a deal that gave Ford tax credits, and the company promised then to keep a work force of about 1,700 people.  

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