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Ford employees ask if company
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/9/2020 6:40:18 PM

An estimated 100 employees of Ford Motor Co. have asked the automaker to reconsider building and selling police vehicles in light of controversy related to police brutality and social justice, the Free Press confirmed late Wednesday. The issue has been raised with Ford executives by employees during at least one virtual town hall and a series of letters sent to executives since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Over the past six weeks, civil rights protests have roiled the streets of Detroit and cities across the country as debate about police reform grows.

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Their insane demands know no bounds. The mealy-mouth executives should verbally smack-down these employees for even suggesting such a thing.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/9/2020 6:41:53 PM (No. 472769)
Should ask employees if they think that Ford should fire the nit-wits who suggested this in the first place.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Omen55 7/9/2020 6:42:11 PM (No. 472771)
Well know what happens in the next layoffs.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/9/2020 6:47:31 PM (No. 472773)
Note to the Ford employees, why not ask your company to stop building cars, then see what happens to your cushy jobs.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: starboard 7/9/2020 6:52:56 PM (No. 472778)
Nissan or Honda would love to make them. Stand up and act like men and not like a bunch of small cats.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 10chuckarnold65 7/9/2020 6:54:28 PM (No. 472782)
Folks, we all have to get out in November and vote, the survival of our country is at stake.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Right Time 7/9/2020 6:56:57 PM (No. 472785)
Meanwhile, all police departments buy only from the Detroit Big 3, and buy only American. Thanks for reciprocating the loyalty, you Ford nitwits
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil 7/9/2020 7:03:42 PM (No. 472795)
Maybe Glock should only sell water pistols to the police.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: volksford 7/9/2020 7:06:24 PM (No. 472798)
A show of hands as to who wants to be laid off...aw come on it's for the cause !
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man 7/9/2020 7:19:46 PM (No. 472809)
Ford should stop making cars. Have seen how many white people are drivings cars? Puh riv lig!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 7/9/2020 7:21:26 PM (No. 472811)
Ford employees that build police cruisers should ask themselves if they think they will have jobs, if they don't build police cruisers.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/9/2020 7:27:39 PM (No. 472817)
Hell no, you idiots. There is a living to be made by making patrol cars faster and safer. Pound sand!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mizzmac 7/9/2020 7:40:46 PM (No. 472824)
Maybe the Ford employees who are seeking to shrink their company's customer base should work somewhere else?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/9/2020 7:49:38 PM (No. 472832)
I'm guessing the suggestion came from those with enough seniority in the union not to be let go when they have layoffs.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ribicon 7/9/2020 7:54:51 PM (No. 472839)
Henry Ford was an unapologetic antisemite. Why is it OK for cars and trucks to bear the Ford nameplate in this day and age?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone 7/9/2020 7:55:32 PM (No. 472840)
If the Ford Motor Company came out against the police by stopping the manufacturing of police vehicles they would be shooting themselves in the foot. Not only would Ford not be selling those police vehicles to city, county, and state law enforcement agencies, but they would not be making very many private sales of Ford motor vehicles to police officers, their families, and to their friends and supporters, that could easily end up being at least 50% of Americans. Who knows, if the top executives at Ford are cowards they may go for it!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 7/9/2020 7:58:28 PM (No. 472844)
100 Ford employees out of approximately 175,000 total employees. That is .00057 percent. That is the extreme crackpot faction.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: pinger 7/9/2020 7:59:51 PM (No. 472846)
Idea: Clock in, be productive doing quality work for eight hours, collect your paycheck, and go home. Also STFU.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/9/2020 8:06:23 PM (No. 472853)
Good news. The CEO said no. Pointed out that Ford had been making vehicles for the police since 1950 and wasn't about to stop. Politely.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: volksford 7/9/2020 8:08:47 PM (No. 472856)
Bingo # 13 and you can bet some of them are union "officers"
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Reply 20 - Posted by: wweste 7/9/2020 8:09:38 PM (No. 472858)
Ford Motor Company: I currently own six of your vehicles, ranging from a 1964 Ford F100 to a 2017 Ford Escape. I am also a retired law enforcement officer with over 38 years of service. If you bend to this proposal I will divest myself of all of you products and never buy from you again!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Twinkle93 7/9/2020 8:13:48 PM (No. 472859)
Ford lost a lot of the police market when they discontinued making the Crow Vic.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: 49 Ford 7/9/2020 8:17:37 PM (No. 472865)
# 5, So Right!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: OldBuffalo 7/9/2020 8:27:40 PM (No. 472870)
Toyota Land Cruisers will work just fine. They're in use around the world already and will last forever
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Reply 24 - Posted by: hershey 7/9/2020 9:18:03 PM (No. 472911)
I spent a lot of time in Police Cars (not as an arrestee) and much preferred the Chevy Caprice over the Ford Crown Vic...it just seemed to 'suck into' the road better..better suspension I think...sure hated to see them stop making em'...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 7/9/2020 9:27:51 PM (No. 472920)
Certain Ford employees. Care to guess which ones? I’ll bet the called out sick on protest days.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 7/9/2020 10:21:28 PM (No. 472943)
Note their names, move them to the top of the layoff list.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MOAB 7/9/2020 10:43:47 PM (No. 472956)
One thing for sure is I will never purchase another Ford. Screw your employees that do not support our police force. We are completely fed up with companies like yours.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: marlon 7/9/2020 10:47:32 PM (No. 472961)
100 employees, really? Are the other tens of thousand Ford employees really going to stand for this and let this tiny group take you down? You will all lose your jobs when sane America decides not to buy products from the company that employs you?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bedub 7/9/2020 10:49:40 PM (No. 472963)
Ford needs to make sure those numnuts never ever work on or have anything to so with anything related to LEO vehicles. If they have no where else to go in the company, so be it. They are creating a huge risk for Ford if the sabotage any of those vehicles, and they are too stupid to see that.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Harlowe 7/9/2020 11:17:03 PM (No. 472977)
#20- Thank you, bless you for your law enforcement service.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/10/2020 12:37:32 AM (No. 473011)
#20 and #24 Thank you for your service and managing to get out alive. These employees should be terminated before they do harm to police vehicles. I hear Micky D's is always hiring. As that old saying goes "Never bite the hand that feeds you" As I remember, Ford didn't take bailout money from Obola. Shame on them if they let insane employees run the show. Any stockholders here?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nimby 7/10/2020 12:56:24 AM (No. 473028)
Fire the clowns
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Reply 33 - Posted by: GoodDeal 7/10/2020 1:17:41 AM (No. 473034)
Turn it all over to a foreign owned car builder. Maybe Kia. South Korea owns them. Trump can slap massive tariffs on them. Should work out fine.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/10/2020 3:23:15 AM (No. 473062)
Sounds to me like a huge block of Ford employees need to be terminated and replaced. I'm sure there'd be a massive amount of employment applications.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: watashiyo 7/10/2020 3:37:43 AM (No. 473068)
You're FIRED!!!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: watashiyo 7/10/2020 3:40:21 AM (No. 473069)
Beware of what these morons might do to the police vehicles in the production line.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: hoosierblue 7/10/2020 7:37:03 AM (No. 473147)
Let them. Maybe all the police departments should quit buying Fords.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/10/2020 8:43:04 AM (No. 473243)
Just do your job and shut up, we are making a profit on them to PAY YOU...STUPID!
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Reply 39 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/10/2020 9:06:38 AM (No. 473274)
Of the 100 idiots 'suggesting' this absurdity, 90 of them will be fighting for the job at the police precinct carwash in 2 years at half the pay and no benefits.
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