Ford Motor Co.’s $2.7 billion profit in 2009 likely will provide ammunition to a growing number of United Auto Workers members that were angered when the auto maker restored merit pay and benefits to salaried workers last year. The positive result was the company’s first profit since its $14.7 billion loss in 2005 and earned during an historically difficult year for the industry, UAW Vice President Bob King earlier this month asked Ford’s U.S. hourly workers to file a “policy grievance” ...

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