Decades after the Ford Motor Company tried to tackle sexual misconduct at two Chicago plants, continued abuse raises questions about the possibility of change. The jobs were the best they would ever have: collecting union wages while working at one of America’s most storied companies. But inside two Chicago plants, the women were harassed and abused.
“The union, they really didn’t want us to call the hotline. It was going to close the plant,” Terri Lewis-Bledsoe said.
Some women still remain at the job, but many have quit. Here, Lewis-Bledsoe poses for a portrait.