Welcome to Biden’s America, everyone.
What was once the land of jobs and opportunity under former President Trump’s administration has become the land of unemployment under Biden’s.
Not only did the president cancel the Keystone XL pipeline—which cost more than 10,000 jobs—but now his policies are causing major employers like Ford to send jobs out of the country.
The United Auto Workers union wrote a letter warning more than 1,500 workers at a Ford assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio on Wednesday that the company plans to move a “new vehicle construction” project, that would have guaranteed employment for years to come, to Mexico.
UAW Vice President Gerald Kariem said Ford’s move violates a 2019 four-year contract deal where the company pledged a $900-million-dollar investment in the Ohio plant which included adding production for a new car in 2023.
“Ford management expects us to just hang our heads and accept the decision,” Kariem wrote in last week’s letter. “But let me be clear, we are making a different choice.”
“We 100% reject the company’s decision to put corporate greed and more potential profits over American jobs and the future of our members,” he declared. “We expect the company to honor its contractual commitments to this membership and when it fails to do so we will take action,” Kariem vowed.
Ford responded in a statement released to 3News reaffirming their commitment to American jobs despite the union’s fiery letter.
“Ford employs more hourly workers in the U.S. than any other automaker, assembles more vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker, and Ford chooses to invest in America more than any other automaker,” the letter reads.
The auto company said they “remain committed to investing $6 billion in our U.S. plants,” in addition to “retaining 8,500 jobs in America during this four-year UAW contract.”
Regardless of their re-commitment to continue employing thousands of Americans, the fact is they are still moving jobs to Mexico that could have helped the U.S. in its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
Instead of adding even more jobs to the economy, they are sending them across the border.
There’s no excuse for an American company like Ford to move jobs to Mexico, breaking a contract with Ohio workers which employs more than 1,500 people. But the pressures American companies face under the Biden Administration are understandable.
Exporting jobs to a country with much cheaper labor probably looks better and better to companies across America facing Democrat-imposed tax hikes, minimum wage increases, and climate regulations. Americans can expect to see even more job cuts and exports over the next four years of the Biden Administration.