The UAW has been renegotiating contracts recently, and soon it sit down at the negotiating table with Ford. Focus production has been moved to Mexico, and that leaves the future of its previous home, Ford's Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, in limbo.
Apparently, moving production of a vehicle a few days before the start of contract discussions is somewhat unusual.
Ford has said that it has no intention of closing the plant, but has not yet said what car or truck would replace it.
The Detroit Free Press
goes into more detail on what Ford pays compares to other companies, and also its two tier payment structure.
The two tier system sounds terrible. I hope that there is a move to bring the two wage systems into more parity.