Kaptur Calls on Ford to Uphold Promise to Ohio Workers
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement following reports that Ford Motor Company will not honor its negotiated contractual commitments to add jobs and production at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, instead, shifting jobs and production to Mexico.
“Ford should immediately clarify what it’s plans are, as reportedly the company has decided to forgo its negotiated, contractual agreements with its Northern Ohio workers,” said Rep. Kaptur. “For Ford to back out of its commitment to workers in Ohio, and instead export American jobs to Mexico, would be devastating decision for Ohio families and the greater regional economy.”
“Companies have a duty to community. Northern Ohio faces the ever present threat of hollowing out from off-shoring of manufacturing jobs, which is exactly why I voted against former President Trump’s USMCA. Every vehicle or component manufactured in Mexico represents a lost job and broken promise to America’s manufacturing workforce.”