"(The tentative agreement between Ford and the UAW) marks a giant stride forward in our ongoing effort to secure the jobs of our members while making stable employment levels a routine part of doing business in this country."
--Statement by United Auto Workers
President Owen Bieber and
Vice President Stephen P. Yokich
"It has a few historic qualities. It's a historic peace which deals with the needs of both parties."
--Vice President Peter Pestillo,
Ford's chief bargainer
"We think we can live with it quite well. I think Wall Street can, too."
--Ford President Harold (Red) Poling