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REPORT: Claycomo workers could strike Sunday

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 18:39:17-04

UPDATE 6:00 p.m.,| 41 Action News reporter Ali Hoxie attempted to speak to members from UAW Local 249 but they weren't immediately available for comment. 

Sources with UAW Local 249 say the big issues inside the Kansas City plant are: safety, man power and seniority rights. 

The group has posted several updates to their Facebook page today. 

ORIGINAL STORY| 

According to a report published Tuesday by the Detroit News, at least 7,000 United Auto Workers at Ford’s Claycomo plant could strike as soon as Sunday, Oct. 4.

In a statement posted on the UAW Local 249’s website, Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director, writes that the UAW had given Ford a 120-hour notice as of 1 p.m. Tuesday that the collective bargaining agreement between the company and the Kansas City Assembly Plant “will no longer be in effect.”

A Ford spokeswoman told the Detroit News they are working to avoid any disruption and that they are confident in being able to “negotiate a fair and competitive labor agreement.”

The plant, which opened in 1951, produces the F-150 truck and the Ford Transit commercial utility van.

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