DETROIT (AP) - Ford is planning to build its new Fiesta
subcompact car at a factory near Mexico City to be sold in the U.S.
The company says it plans to retool its assembly plant there
from large-truck to small-car production. It's trying to shift its
factories from trucks to more fuel-efficient vehicles.
But the move is a blow to the United Auto Workers union. Last
year it approved a contract that granted some concessions to Ford.
And earlier this year, the UAW's president said the union would try
to convince Ford that its U.S. plants are competitive enough to
build its smallest cars in the U.S. and still make money.
The UAW says all subcompacts sold in the U.S. are now built