WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement tonight after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and Ford:   “I want to congratulate the United Auto Workers and Ford for their perseverance on reaching a hard-won tentative agreement tonight, demonstrating what the President and I have long made clear: when workers have a voice and seat at the table, the results are good for workers, good for employers, and good for our country. As the UAW and Ford have shown, when labor and management come together, it can chart a course for the future of an industry.   “This tentative agreement and the provisions in it serve as a reminder to all of us that collective bargaining—though sometimes difficult—works.  “In the days and weeks to come, UAW members will have their voices heard on whether to ratify this contract, and I will continue to stand with those who put workers first. Only when we value the people who keep our country running do we really uphold the values of our great nation.” 

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