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  1. paintguy


    In 55 years the good Doctor will not be around to have to answer difficult questions?
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    Trying my best to remain non political.... With the wide applicability of the OSHA emergency rule and the urgency attached, this is likely to be appealed with a request for urgent attention as "time is of the essence". I'm not a lawyer, so will it get the review by one justice or get the full court? Hang on, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
  3. paintguy

    Why no EV section?

    Until now it would be an extremely small section. BE Rangers from early 00's? BE Focus, I've seen one, and I worked in a Ford Facility. MachE has a section under Mustang. Sure a few Mustang fans aren't happy with that.
  4. All the greenies think we can do this with a "WW II" style effort. Realize we built cities, factories without any public disclosure, let alone discussion. The first atomic reactor built on Chicago's South Side (University of Chicago), without even the mayor knowing. Picture that happening today. East Coast residents are vowing to fight windmills 15 miles off the coast due to concerns about fish disturbance, and diminished view. Yet these same people are good with dredging and sand pumping to replenish beaches.
  5. Hope it works. Like to see how it factors into a TARR calculation.
  6. I'm having a really hard time envisioning this carbon neutrality by 2035. Building the cars, and all importantly selling and charging them is one thing. Some of the more well heeled might invest the equivalent of a new Navigator for solar cells and battery back up to recharge their Mach E. Now, what does it take to run the assembly plants for the Mach E or F-150 Lightning. The lights, conveyors, air handling, paint ovens, etc by renewables. Remember for a viable plant 3 shift operation is required. So limiting it to when the sun shines and the wind blows is rather unrealistic. And the steel, aluminum, glass and plastics, beyond my comprehension.
  7. Believe all listed cities and states mayors and governors have a "D" after their name.
  8. Well, that well and truly will end any ICE development.
  9. paintguy


    Not sure how exclusionary that is for Ford. Which of our vehicles are not used by the federal government? Then what about parts facilities, services, design, etcetera?
  10. paintguy


    As usual "freedom of speech" is checked at the door when employed by an organization.
  11. paintguy


    Maybe the UAW can establish a religion? Tithing will be required.
  12. paintguy

    A Plan eligibility

    From A-Z Plan Website: AZ-Plan An eligible US Ford employee or retiree/surviving spouse, herein referred to as a “sponsor”, may generate up to four (4) A/Z-Plan PINs per calendar year to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new vehicle (see PIN Generation for details). Eligible sponsors are defined as: Active hourly employees and regular salaried employees, including; Fulltime Part-time Temporary Part-time (TPT) Short Term Supplemental (STS) Hourly and Salaried retirees Hourly and Salaried Surviving Spouses Employees on an approved leave of absence Employees on layoff, for the first 12 months of the layoff Former employees under certain separation packages (as defined in the employee’s separation packet) Deferred Vested Eligible Retirees at age 55 years old or older Terminated salaried employees who were hired on or after 1/1/2004 and were, at the time of separation; at least 65 years of age with 5 or more years of service, or at least 55 years of age with 10 or more years of service Terminated hourly employees who were hired on or after 10/24/2011 and were, at the time of separation; at least 65 years of age with 5 or more years of service, or at least 55 years of age with 10 or more years of service, or any age with 30 or more years of service Employees of approved subsidiaries, affiliates, and organizations All of the above may generate (i.e. sponsor) A/Z-Plan PINs for the following family members: Spouse (opposite or same-sex) Parents Spouse's parents Grandparents Spouse's grandparents Sons and daughters (including in-laws and step-children) Grandchildren Brothers and sisters (including in-laws, half and step) Aunts .New!. Uncles .New!. Nieces .New!. Nephews .New!. When audited the sponsor must be able to prove a valid relationship through birth certificate and marriage certificate documents. Violations are subject to disciplinary action, including loss of AXZ-Plan privileges. When both the employee/retiree and his/her spouse are deceased, the surviving family members are no longer eligible.
  13. paintguy

    Mandatory Employee Vax Reporting

    WTH, most of my doctors are on the golf course every Wednesday. And it takes weeks to get an appointment. Then they tell me I should have come in sooner. Still don't think I'd seek a doctor at or near the links.
  14. paintguy

    Mandatory Employee Vax Reporting

    I take HCQ for a non COVID reason. Never got COVID. Just a data point.
  15. paintguy

    Mandatory Employee Vax Reporting

    Contract "salary" seems to have fewer rights than Ford salary. Still employment at-will. Fire a few, hang the heads on a pike by the turnstile, and the others fall into line.