Ford, UAW resume talks on contract, plants in focus


By Poornima Gupta DETROIT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and the United Auto Workers resumed high-level contract talks on Wednesday, as the embattled automaker held out the prospect that it might close fewer U.S. plants in exchange for a cost-saving agreement with its major union. Ford, which has said it will close 16 North American factories as part of its restructuring, has so far identified only 10 of those facilities. Ford has 33 UAW-represented factories in the United States. ...

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