Ford And UAW Launch Anti-Harassment Campaign, Plays On Constant Loop At U.S. Plants

Ford has released a video in relation to harassment claims recently filed against the automaker.

Last week, The New York Times published an investigative report revealing that many Ford workers, especially women, have been subject to harassment and retaliation at the firm’s Chicago factories.

The same day, Ford released the video below. Ford’s head of manufacturing and labor affairs, Bruce Hettle, and vice president of the United Auto Workers Union’s (UAW) Ford department, Jimmy Settles, speak about the claims and reinforced statements that no such behavior will be tolerated and that each and every report of harassment is investigated.

Since the release of the video, it has been playing on a constant loop at all of Ford’s 24 manufacturing plants in the United States.

Alongside the release of this clip, Ford chief executive Jim Hackett recently apologized on behalf of the company.

“I want to take this opportunity to say that I am sorry for any instance where a colleague was subjected to harassment or discriminatory conduct.

“On behalf of myself and the employees of Ford Motor Company, who condemn such behavior and regret any harassment as much as I do, I apologize. More importantly, I promise that we will learn from this and we will do better,” Hackett said.

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  • AxlRock

    Plays on constant loop. That’s harassment enough.

    • Dubble Bubble

      Hands down the winner of this board.

  • LWOAP

    I understand why they are doing this but playing on constant loop is probably going to drive someone insane. I think it would be more effective as part of employee training if they are not already doing that.

    • nastinupe

      I’m sure that it always was. This is just something that the lawyers suggested so that women can’t sue the company for a culture that welcomes sexual harassment.

      Lawyer in court, “How can she say that we accept sexual harassment as part of our culture when we are 100% against it. Hell the anti sexual harassment video plays in loop over our intercoms. We are the anti sexual harassment company”

  • thunder bolt

    I had a female boss that constantly harassed me, when I spoke up, she claim sexism for suppressing her voice, so I dumped her and got a new girlfriend.

    • LWOAP

      Plot twist?

  • Paul Webster

    Ford Foundation should follow suit.

  • Dubble Bubble

    This plant has had issues like this for years.
    Take out the manager, everything else will fall in place.

  • PB

    I wonder how many languages this is being done in?

  • YUGE

    Ford should work on building reliable vehicles instead.

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