Less than a week after ending its strike against General Motors, the United Automobile Workers union said Wednesday night it had reached an agreement on a preliminary employment contract with the Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers announced they had reached a preliminary agreement late Wednesday on a new four-year employment contract covering the automaker`s roughly 55,000 unionized employees. Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group are expected to announce a merger deal on Thursday that could complicate contract negotiations between FCA US LLC. DETROIT (AW) Members of General Dynamics Corporation announced they reached a preliminary agreement today. “General Dynamics` bargaining committees have worked hard to reach a fair agreement for our members that protects job security, wages, and social benefits,” said Ray Curry, UAW Secretary and Treasurer, director of the UAW`s General Dynamics Department. General Dynamics Experts expected a provisional contract with Ford to arrive fairly quickly. GM and the UAW had to start from scratch to enter into a new four-year contract. Negotiations with Ford – and fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the latest Detroit automaker to negotiate a 2019 contract with the union – have the advantage of following the model set by GM.
The deal reached around 3:20 a.m. .m after 44 hours of negotiations is expected to be ratified by ford`s roughly 60,000 UAW members. If approved, it would conclude historic negotiations that have resulted in agreements to make U.S.-based automakers profitable. Negotiators from Kohler Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a preliminary agreement on a new employment contract, the president of the local union said Late Tuesday. If the deal is approved by members of UAW Local 833, it would end a strike of about 2,000 workers that began four and a half weeks ago. Read Detroit, Me. Today, the UAW concluded a week-one ratification process for a preliminary agreement between the UAW and General Motors LLC.
A majority of UAW members at General Motors voted in favor of the preliminary agreement, as follows: Overall results of the national production agreement bargaining unit 58.3% Yes 41.7% No Craft Ford-UAW-Presidents from across the country are expected Friday in Dearborn to submit the preliminary agreement to members for ratification. The votes would probably be due on the following Friday, November 8. “Some progress has been made in the negotiations on Daimler Truck, but it has fallen far short of a preliminary agreement that we were able to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the collective agreement day after day and to provide for additional collective bargaining. Terry Dittes UAW vice president and head of the Ford Dirksen Investment Control Truck Department said in a prepared statement: “Ford can confirm the UAW`s announcement that the UAW and Ford have entered into a proposed preliminary agreement for a four-year contract. Further details will be announced at a later date. The UAW and Ford Motor Co. reached a preliminary labor agreement late Wednesday, the union said. “The Ford deal seems largely in line with the GM model, with the exception of the ratification bonus — $9,000 seems more than reasonable, as Ford members didn`t have to endure six weeks of strike action,” said Colin Lightbody, a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV negotiator and president of HR and Guru Inc. Lab. .