One could assume this contract agreement will be the basis for agreements with General Motors and Stellantis North America (Chrysler) …
Six weeks after the United Auto Workers (UAW) launched a historic strike at the Big Three automakers, the union has a tentative agreement (TA) with Ford, which employs fifty-seven thousand of its members. The UAW announced the agreement last night following two days of intensive negotiations at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters.
“For months, we’ve said that record profits means record contracts,” said UAW president Shawn Fain in a video announcing the agreement. “And UAW family, our stand-up strike has delivered. What started at three plants at midnight on September 15 has become a national movement.”
“Thanks to the power of our members on the picket line and the threat of more strikes to come, we have won the most lucrative agreement per member since Walter Reuther was president,” added UAW vice president Chuck Browning.
UAW members at Ford will return to work as the union’s National Ford Council convenes in Detroit to review the TA. On October 29, that body will vote on whether to send the agreement to the membership; if they do so, the union will hold a Facebook live presentation that evening to walk members through the details of the contract. Local leaders will meet regionally to discuss the agreement and hold local sessions to talk it through with members. Then, members will vote on whether to ratify the contract….