OK…what am I missing here? As a result of the Cash for Clunkers program, dealers' inventory for Ford Escapes had dwindled. Ford requested volunteers to come back early from their summer shutdown week to work on production Friday and Saturday. They cancelled the shifts due to lack of participation. I don't get it. Isn't this the industry that has seen thousands of layoffs and two bankruptcies? Wouldn't you think that workers would jump at the opportunity to work after being laid off or forced to accept reduced hours and benefits? What lies ahead for the auto manufacturers and any other business that laid off or cut back employees? Will they hold a grudge? Will they seek retribution for lost wages and benefits? Will they jump ship? Is the Ford situation a sign of things to come?
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