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DETROIT — Local United Auto Workers leaders from across the country approved a new four-year labor contract with Ford Motor, sending it to their rank-and-file members for final approval.
The deal includes Ford investing more than $6 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations and the creation or retention of 8,500 U.S. jobs. The largest investment would be $1.1 billion in Ford’s Michigan Assembly plant for the all-new Ford Bronco SUV and Ford Ranger midsize pickup, according to a summary of the deal released by the union Friday.
Ford declined to comment on any details of the proposal.
The automaker, as first reported by CNBC, also agreed to…