Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers Union today rolled out a pilot health care program that might ultimately affect workers at the Kansas City Claycomo Assembly Plant.
The program would help the chronically ill and was also expected to reduce health care costs.
Ford, the union and the union’s retiree health care trust revealed the program at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan headquarters.
If it works in Michigan, Ford’s head of labor affairs Marty Mulloy said it could be used in places like Kansas City or Louisville, which have larger numbers of retirees.
General Motors has committed to a more than half billion dollar investment into its assembly plant in the Fairfax District of Kansas City, Kansas.