Friday, May 11, 2018


Tonight take a look at this last ditch plea to keep locals working despite tough economic conditions which continue to evolve for automakers.


Congressmen Cleaver Sends Letter to Ford CEO After Fire Halts Production at Claycomo Plant

Cleaver asks Ford to keep Missourians working on the F-150 line

Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following letter this afternoon urging the Ford Motor Company to keep Missourians working at the Claycomo site. Ford produces the F-150 pickup and the Transit van in Kansas City. The F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the past 36 years.

See the text of the letter below.

May 11, 2018

Mr. James Hackett
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ford Motor Company
1 American Road
Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Dear Mr. Hackett,

We would like to bring your attention to the severity of the recent supply-chain decision facing Ford’s F-150 line, specifically the local impact that the Claycomo Plant closure will have on the greater Kansas City community and some 3,600 hardworking Missourians. Understandably, without the necessary parts, operations of any supply chain would be difficult but we encourage you to keep in mind the effects of any long term and undefined plant closure to our community.

We want to applaud your initial outreach to the affected workers and encourage continued dialogue regarding pay and benefits for all workers, including temporary employees, as this will have an unexpected impact to some of Kansas City’s hardest working labor force. With your recent announcement to make the F-150 line one of the few vehicles that Ford plans to continue to produce, we believe it is especially important to install a sense of commitment to the Claycomo employees.

Additionally, we would like to offer our assistance in helping to identify creative solutions to assist your efforts to reopen plant operations in Claycomo. Understanding that this supply chain issue not only affects the greater Kansas City community, but has national economic impact, we ask that you keep us abreast of your long-term strategy to reinstate plant operations and get these hard-working employees back to work as quickly as possible .

Warmest regards,

Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress


Anonymous said...

Can't force people to buy cars they don't want.

Anonymous said...

Can't build cars if you have no parts either. But remember Cleaver is a failed carwash ownerso what would he know about building a car.

Anonymous said...

They announced yesterday that Ford was going back to work next week. Idiot Cleaver

Barney Frank said...

This fucker isnt writing no letters,je probably spray painted graffiti on 435 saying "Ford we wont be throwed"

Anonymous said...

That’s funny right there!!!

Anonymous said...

It seems like the only thing Cleaver ever does is write letters. Here's a novel idea, meet with company officials in person or at least call them on the phone. Oh, wait that would require some actual effort.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Cleaver is a total idiot, darkies are dumb.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver has a hired writer just like that fool Glazer does. Neither one of these two idiots could write out a grocery list.

Anonymous said...

God bless the Ford workers--good for Kansas City and good for USA!

Anonymous said...

A fire at a Chinese owned dash board factory caused the shut down, not anything Cleavage can do about that, what an idiot.

Anonymous said...

The unions extort so much money out of Ford, they can pay the workers for months if necessary. Congressman car wash doesn’t understand that bullying Ford won’t make the parts appear.

Anonymous said...

Did you know Ford pays a monthly fine for polluting the water table in Claycomo to the EPA ? It is cheaper than fixing the problem. Maybe Carwash Cleavage could look into that.