Ford had a belief in welfare capitalism. He believed if he paid the workers well they would buy his product. He resisted unions not because they represented socialism but they were not part of what he believed was best for the workers. When he did sign a union contract in 1941 ( after his wife, Clara, threatened to divorce him if he didn't sign the contract), his terms were the most generous at the time. his dark side was the use of Harry Bennet thugs to intimidate, spy on and control his workers.