Promised computers haven’t materialized

Ford workers still waiting 18 months later
||Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Ford workers in Windsor were thrilled when the company offered them free home computers in February 2000. More than a year and a half later, they’re starting to lose faith that they’ll ever receive the promised machines.

Ford’s initial offer was greeted with much enthusiasm. The employees would each be entitled to a free basic system and printer, worth about $1,000. They could choose to chip in some of their own money for more powerful models.

In addition, workers would be able to access the Internet for $10 a month and would be entitled to free computer training and access to a telephone help-line.