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'Ford to Lay Off Another 600 Workers'

September 15, 1985

Your article "Ford to Lay Off Another 600 Workers" (Sept. 7), with its accompanying photo by Mark Boster of a worker driving out of the Ford parking lot with his children, evoked memories of Depression photos by James Agee and Walker Evans. In those faces are fear, fatigue, frustration and submerged anger.

How can Ford so summarily dump their hourly employees with less than two days' notice while the company receives full payment for all of the Sgt. York weapons--even those they will never build?

When will the American workers demand their share of equity in the working contract? These people should be kept on indefinitely until Ford spends the rest of the money or the employees find other work. No doubt the money will instead be pocketed by management in the form of large bonuses it doesn't deserve.

JACK HARLOE

Placentia

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