Avery

Every piece of work in the shop moves!

on hooks, on overhead chains, conveyors,

moving platform or gravity slide

Move in the exact order at the exact time

no lifting, no trucking, no piling

power accuracy speed and continuity

standardization and interchangability of parts moving manufacturing and assembly lines in carefully timed correlation

 

FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS FIX MUD GUARD BRACKETS

--------------------FIX REAR SPRING FIX REAR SPRING FIX REAR SPRING

------------------------------------PLACE REAR AXLE PLACE REAR AXLE

---------------------------------------------------------------------FIX FRONT AXLE FIX FRONT AXLE FIX FRONT AXLE

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLACE TWO LAMP watch that left chain BRACKETS

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PLACE FRONT MUD GUARD CATCHES NUTS ON it's swaying!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FIX MUD GUARD BRACKET TRUSS RODS watch it! WATCH IT! GET OUT OF THE WAY!

 

Avery

The wall's damaged. Clear everybody out.

Ford

You're making this thing too fast. You put as much money

as you need to in this line and make it good and safe.

 

Couzens

Ford's been going in his office.

He never goes into his office.

I suspected something. Ford is

dictating notes on birds!

The man's a damn bird watcher!

Hawkins

Prod him

Be as rough with him

as he was with Wills.

Couzens

No, I'm a pusher, a prodder

but I never hurt anybody

not even when they stand in my way.

I lower the price of the car

every year. I do more

to help humanity than all

the Socialist preachers.

But I can't stomach Ford.

           

Ford

I want you to see this.

Edsel

I work for you now, don't I?

Ford

That's right.

This magneto line goes

44 inches a minute.

 

Ford

We had this line too fast,

then too slow.

Now, it's just right.

Edsel

How fast do you make

the whole car?

 

Ford

93 minutes of one man's time!

Electricity does that.

When you're 21, we'll make

a million cars, a million and that's just a few years away!

This is the part I get a big kick out of

parts rolling into the final assembly line!

 

PLACE CONTROL LEVER ROCK SHAFT/ FIX FRONT SPRINGS/ TIGHTEN NUTS

PUT IN FOUR SPLIT PINS FIX FRONT FENDER IRONS FIX LAMP BRACKETS

PLACE GALLON OF GASOLINE IN TANK/ FIX GASOLINE TANK/ PLACE GASOLINE FEED PIPE

FOUR POUNDS HEAVY GREASE IN UNIVERSAL JOINT GLOBE HOUSING/PLACE MOTOR HEY HEY FIGHT FIGHT HOORAY HOORAY GET HIM GET HIM you men break it up! Mr. Ford is over there!

 

Ford

I took my son into the factory

and two men had a fight!

You tell me why!

Why my men act like animals!

Martin

We should have higher production.

I think it's deliberate sabotage.

IWW talk, that's it, Mr. Ford.

Ford

Find out who they are

and get rid of them.

My men should be proud

to see me and my son.

Instead they fight,

they're like animals.

Give them more money.

A bigger bonus for Christmas.

Maybe that will

civilize them.

CONNECT UNIVERSAL JOINT TO CHANGE GEAR SHAFT/ LINE UP MUD GUARD BRACKETS/IWW meeting tonight/TIGHTEN REAR SPRING PERCH NUTS

PLACE COTTER PINS/PLACE SPARK PLUGS/SEAT AND CAP FRONT MOTOR SUPPORTS/WIRE TWO CAP SCREWS

 

Couzens

I.W.W. is anarchists! Bombers!

This is terrible.

E.G. Liebold

What do you especially fear,

the safety of Mr. Ford, the plant,

your family?

Couzens

The safety of our men!

Agitators will poison them

and get them in trouble.

Liebold

I'm only Mr. Ford's secretary.

I keep his appointments.

What can I do?

Couzens

Get Ford to read a newspaper

so he knows what's going on!

He can read, can't he?

           

Klingensmith

Everyone talks about depression,

unemployment's up, and the big talk

is about anarchist labor organizers!

But our position is secure,

market-wise and financially.

Hawkins

What about supplies? We can't

have any shortages, not the way

Avery has things going.

Klingensmith

Yes, that could be a problem.

Hawkins

Tell that to Couzens. I think Old Jim

is going to quit soon. That means

we'll run things. Talk to him about

bottlenecks, paint things very black.

Klingensmith

Well, they could be black! Really.

Stock pile now. Prices are low now,

and shortages are on the way.

 

FIX GLOBE HOUSING TO TRANSMISSION CASE/ PUT COTTER PIN IN/ one big union/ WIRE SCREW CAP HEADS

FIX REAR CRANKCASE BOLTS/ PLACE GREASE CUPS/ no finks/ PLACE DASH ASSEMBLY/ PLACE MUFFLER

FIX EXHAUST PIPE/meeting tonight/REPLACE REAR AXLE GREASE PLUG/meeting tonight/NAIL FORD ON DASH BOARD

HEY, THAT'S CROOKED

ADJUST PEDAL'S TRAVEL/unite/FIX STEERING COLUMN TO END CHASSIS FRAME/fight

Couzens

I don't like it!

Ford

That's too bad!

Couzens

It's just plain wrong.

Plain wrong, dammit.

Lee

We have to do something.

Couzens

Half the economy is in depression.

Ford

We're not.

Couzens

Not yet!

Ford

You're wrong!

Couzens

You giving this wage to women too!

Ford

You're just against me.

 

Lee

A 25% wage increase and 8 hours a day

would make these men the best paid

and least worked workers in the world!

Wills

The 8 hour shift is good. We can have

three shifts around the clock.

Couzens

We'll have to hire 6,000 new men.

Ford

That'll stop the depression.

Couzens

Nonsense!

Martin

These men are just off the boat

Lee

Four dollars a day is high

for uneducated men.

Ford

This is the best shop in the world.

The men help that.

They make the cars.

They should get a share.

Couzens

And clerks! Give the clerks a raise!

Ford

Clerks don't do nothing!

Couzens

You're just doing this to play your power,

to undermine my position. If you thought

about this whole place as an institution,

clerks, workers, everybody. I'm against

this raise because it's a cheap mis-

exercise of your power!

Sorensen

Hold on!

Wills

Stay out, Charlie!

Ford

Shut up! Let the boy talk.

Sorensen

You made this company Couzens

Couzens

Mr. Couzens to you!

Sorensen

You have nothing to do with cars!

You're a business man. We did all

the building. All you can do

is sit back and count your money!

Couzens

Our money! I made you all rich men.

Wills

You guys give a four dollar day

and you'll be heroes.

Couzens

Three fifty.

Ford

Four fifty.

Couzens

I dare you to make it five dollars a day.

Ford

That's the new wage

FIVE DOLLARS A DAY.

Couzens

Don't call it a wage.

Every business man will be on your neck.

Call it profit sharing. Everybody

gets a share of the profits, but

it will cost you $10 million!

Ford

I don't care.

          FIX COMMUTATOR/PLACE ACETYLENE GAS PIPE

PLACE SUPPORTING BRACKET INSIDE CHASSIS FRAME/PLACE SPLIT PIN IN FENDER

PLACE LAMP BRACKET BOLT NUTS/PLACE SPLIT PINS IN DASH BOARD NUTS

FIX MOTOR HOOD CLIPS/FIX HOOD BLOCKS

PLACE RADIATOR SUPPORT/PLACE SPRING STUDS AND NUTS

TIGHTEN AND PIN MUFFLER FIXING BOLT NUTS/SECURE GASOLINE FEED PIPE TO CARBURETOR

CONNECT BRAKE ROD/PLACE MOTOR PAN AND PAN HOLDING BOLTS

TIGHTEN MOTOR PAN BOLT NUTS/PLACE SPLIT PINS

PIN STEERING GEAR BRACKET NUT/ADJUST SPARK TIME

PUT ON WHEELS/PLACE WHEEL NUTS

CONNECT CARBURETOR PULL ROD/ADJUST CARBURETOR

TURN ON GASOLINE/RECORD CHASSIS NUMBER

RECORD CAR NUMBER/FILL RECORDS IN SHEET

CAP STEERING CONNECTING ROD GLOBE END/PLACE TWO CAP BOLTS

PLACE NUTS AND PIN/CONNECT MAGNETO WIRE

PAINT BOLT AND NUTS/PLACE RADIATOR AND WATER CONNECTION

PLACE PRIMING ROD/TIGHTEN RADIATOR

PLACE NUTS/SPLIT PINS/STUDS/PLANT BOLTS

INSPECT/FILL WITH WATER

DRIVE CAR ONTO JOHN R. STREET LINE

 

Couzens

All the reporters here?

The Ford Motor Company, the greatest and most successful

automobile manufacturing company in the world, will, on January 12,

inaugurate the greatest revolution in the matter of rewards for its workers

ever know to the industrial world. At one stroke it will reduce the hours of labor

from nine to eight hours, and add to every man's pay a share

of the profits of the house. The smallest amount to be received by any man

22 years old and upwards will be five dollars a day. All but 10% of the employees

will share. Of course, we can't give women and young boys such a high wage.

Our Sociological Department under John Lee will aid workers in spending

their justly earned wealth and decide who shall deserve the wage to be sure

they become good citizens, and not rich wasters.

 

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