Ford and UAW Collaboration will Head Forward with Health Program for Highest-Need Workers
The Ford Motor Co. (F), the No. 2 U. S. automaker, and the United Auto Workers union are initiating a pilot health care program for the workers and retirees who are suffering from chronic medical factors. This step is initiated as a measure for bringing down the cost.
The union's retiree health care trust suggested the reporters that the program will be launched in Southeast Michigan with a total number of 1,500 voluntary participants, legislatures for Ford, the UAW. The pilot will be financially backend by Ford and the union trust.
It will be targeting the chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. The pilot will be collectively initiated by Ford and the Detroit-based UAW and union trust getting initiated from the four-year contract struck.
This was between the automaker and union in 2011. It outdoes an equivalent program utilized by the workers of the Boeing Co. (BA). All the workers and the retirees will be requested to attend the program by their respective doctor.
All of them will be also availed with an option of a personal care nurse and that too at no extra charges. Marty Mulloy, Ford's vice president of labor affairs stated that the aim of the program from the very first day was to keep the employees in a healthier health state.