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Having grown up and lived in Michigan a good portion of my life, I can tell you that the idea that your job can be moved to another country almost without warning is a very scary idea.

I have worked for a couple of places that had ties to the auto industry or manufacturing in some form, and I can remember a few occasions where you would come into work and be told that the company was closing down your facility at the end of the week.

It used to be a thing where it was considered bad form to bring in a cake for someone’s birthday because it would make people think that the facility was closing down. It is sad to say that sometimes it is the company’s hand being forced by who is in power politically.

Throughout his presidency, President Donald Trump had fostered an economic climate that induced many businesses to stay in America and create more jobs. He focused most specifically on returning manufacturing jobs back to America, and it was working. Now, under Biden’s disastrous globalist policies, major businesses are once again outsourcing their manufacturing.

The latest major company planning to outsource its American jobs is Ford Motor Company.  In 2019, Ford had signed an agreement with the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) to spend nearly $1 billion on updates to its Avon, Ohio Assembly Plant (OHAP) for a “next-generation product to be added in 2023.”  This signed agreement was likely done with the reasonable assumption that Trump would remain in office and no irregularities would occur during the 2020 election.

Now, it appears as though Ford has found Biden’s policies so bad for American economics that it is willing to renege on its America First plans by moving at least one major next-generation product’s manufacturing to Mexico.

News 5 Cleveland Reports: AVON LAKE, Ohio — Ford workers in Avon Lake were notified by letter from United Auto Workers leadership in Detroit that the automaker is not planning to bring a new line to their Ohio Assembly Plant (OHAP) but instead moving that production to Mexico.

The letter from UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem stated that at the heart of the last contract with Ford signed in November 2019 was to increase job security and Ford, in turn, responded with a commitment to invest $900 million into the Ohio Assembly Plant, some of which was for “next-generation product to be added in 2023,” he wrote.

“Unfortunately, Ford Motor Company has decided it will not honor its promise to add a new product to OHAP and, instead, it intends to build the next-generation vehicle in Mexico,” he wrote.

Ford has not come out publicly and said this was their intent and the union says they’ve only been provided with “strategically limited information,” and classified the situation as “rapidly evolving.”

In Avon Lake, Ted Esborn, Economic Development Director, said they learned of the letter from those who received it Friday.

“It’s certainly very alarming,” he said. “We are taking hope right now that that may still be preserved, that there may be a way for Ford and the UAW to work this so the project can still go forward.”

Kariem said in his letter “we expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so we will take action. We have submitted data requests to the company asking them to explain the basis for the decision, but they continue to only provide us with strategically limited information. We are intensely exploring our options at this time.”

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