UAW workers at Ford’s Kentucky truck plant serve strike notice

By Thomson Reuters Feb 16, 2024 | 11:43 AM

(Reuters) -Nearly 9,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) union members at Ford Motor’s Kentucky truck plant will go on strike next Friday if local contract issues are not resolved, the union said on Friday.

The contract talks are separate from the agreement that Ford, along with General Motors and Stellantis, agreed with UAW last year.

The core issues at the Kentucky plant’s local negotiations are health and safety in the plant, including minimum in-plant nurse staffing levels, according to the union.

Ford did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Shounak Dasgupta)