On March 2, 2018, Ford filed a WARN notification with the State of Michigan. The notification advised state officials that the company intends to carry out a mass layoff at its Michigan Assembly and Stamping Plants. The plants are located at 38303 Michigan Avenue in Wayne, Michigan. The company anticipates that the layoff will impact 2000 hourly employees.
Employee separations are expected to begin on or about May 7, 2018 and continue through October 22, 2018. The mass layoff will be considered temporary. The plant will undergo extensive retooling to ensure it is suitable for building the Ford Bronco and the Ford Ranger.
The letter explains that the number of employees laid off may actually be less, due to potential attrition, such as retirements, transfers and voluntary quits. The workers are represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Hourly employees have seniority rights and bumping rights.
The full WARN notification can be found here.