UAW President Rory L. Gamble Statement on the Retirement of Ford President Jim Hackett and Appointment of New Ford President Jim Farley
“Having worked with Jim Farley through the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, I know that Ford Motor Company is in steady hands that will continue the long Ford family tradition of leadership that respects its workforce and keeps communications open in a challenging industry.
Jim Hackett’s tenure came at a crucial time in the automotive industry. His legacy will be how he handled the pandemic and the incredible 2020 effort to partner with the UAW to produce critically needed Personal Protective Equipment.
We wish Mr. Hackett well in his retirement and our members look forward to working with Mr. Farley to produce quality and iconic vehicles as we all navigate this unprecedented and challenging time.”