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.
“We were told it’s been handled,” said LaWanda Jordan, referring to her complaint about a supervisor who was fired two years later. “The case has been closed; we can’t discuss it.”
Some women still remain at the job, but many have quit. Here, Jordan poses for a portrait.