Labor Negotiations

UAW shrinks voting on Fiat Chrysler pact to 2 days

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

All 40,000 union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. will vote on a proposed new contract on Oct. 20 and 21, rather than stretch the balloting over more than a week as was done in the recent failed vote, the UAW said on Monday....
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BLOG: FCA deal finally gives UAW an organizing carrot

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

A byproduct of the rich new deal that UAW workers demanded of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- and their own leaders -- is that the UAW finally has something worthwhile to sell to employees at nonunion U.S. transplants....
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FCA concedes on Tier 2 without busting budget

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2015

Facing a costly possible strike, Fiat Chrysler agreed to a revised new contract with the UAW that includes a path to nearly full pay for Tier 2 workers. The company can live with the new pact in part because the additional costs above the previous deal don't kick in for five years....
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Revised FCA contract deal boosts newer workers to top-wage status in 8 years

1:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

A new tentative agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW provides a wage progression that will get lower-paid Tier 2 workers to the same rate of pay -- $30 an hour -- as Tier 1 workers after 8 years on the job....
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UAW touts 'significant gains' after securing deal with FCA at deadline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

The UAW and Fiat Chrysler reached another tentative agreement on a new labor contract early this morning, averting a threatened strike that could have sent some or all of FCA's 40,000 unionized workers off the job....
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BLOG: How Marchionne could forfeit his big win on Tier 2

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The FCA boss got the UAW to go along with his reset of the prevailing industry wage. But the FCA rank-and-file saw that losing proposition from a mile away...
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FCA, UAW back at table as strike threat looms

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

As the threat of a strike hangs over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler and the UAW continued to meet today, a union spokesman said....
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Fiat Chrysler targeted with UAW strike deadline

11:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

The UAW notified Fiat Chrysler that it will cancel contract extensions under which 40,000 unionized workers have been working since Sept. 14 and could go on strike. The union set a “strike deadline” of 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, though it's unclear if a walkout would be nationwide or target select plants....
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UAW's Williams calls out outside agitators, says more info coming on FCA talks

10:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams issued a statement to his members regarding contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, taking to task outside groups seeking to “stir people up.”...
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Ford, UAW resolve dispute at F-150 plant, ending strike threat

12:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

The UAW late Friday called off its threat to strike a key Ford plant after settling a localized contract dispute with the company....
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An FCA strike: $1 billion a week in lost revenues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

A UAW strike of Fiat Chrysler could cost the Detroit automaker close to $1 billion a week in lost revenue and would quickly lead to a shortage of several hot-selling vehicles....
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UAW faces tough road to salvage failed Fiat Chrysler deal

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Mounting discontent among the UAW's rank and file will complicate efforts of the union's top leaders as they bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler....
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Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pickups to its other F-150 plant in Michigan to minimize the consequences of a work stoppage. Ford has also added mandatory overtime shifts at the Michigan factory....
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UAW-FCA agreement fails with 65% rank-and-file rejection

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The UAW will return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a proposed agreement by 65 percent, according to a statement released today by the union....
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FCA strike threat grows as UAW contract falters

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

The specter of a UAW strike looms at Fiat Chrysler after the company's 40,000 hourly workers rejected a four-year labor deal covering wages and benefits. UAW local leaders at FCA plants are scheduled to meet Thursday in Detroit to determine next steps....
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Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms of a local contract “in good faith,” union leaders say....
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BLOG: Why the UAW can no longer afford close ratification votes

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

The issue is not whether the FCA-UAW tentative pact is a good contract in terms of worker's economics -- it is, relative to recent agreements. But it's still the wrong deal for winning ratification....
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The UAW-FCA deal: A bridge too short

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

At the UAW national bargaining convention in March, rank-and-file delegates sent clear marching orders to UAW President Dennis Williams: Use the Detroit 3 negotiations to fix a two-tier wage system damaging to shop-floor solidarity....
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Fiat Chrysler deal meets opposition in early UAW voting

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

The proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the UAW encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting....
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UAW-FCA deal dooms Tier 1 if passed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Instead of the hated Tier 2 being eliminated, it will be the rich traditional auto jobs that go away over time, replaced by a permanent class of Tier 2 autoworkers if the UAW-FCA deal is ratified....
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UAW workers vote on FCA agreement without Tier 2 cap or product plan

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The UAW leadership is seeking ratification this week for a tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler that is missing two key provisions from previous contracts -- a written product plan and a cap on the maximum percentage of Tier 2 workers....
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UAW bets pay raises, product will sell FCA deal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

The UAW accord with Fiat Chrysler likely offers enough in raises and other improvements to ensure ratification by the rank and file, but it notably keeps in place the divisive two-tier system for entry-level workers....
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UAW president sees FCA workers ratifying contract

10:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

While product and job commitments under the UAW's tentative labor contract with Fiat Chrysler are still being finalized, UAW President Dennis Williams said wage and other economic improvements in the deal should result in ratification by the company's 37,000 hourly employees....
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UAW-FCA workers would get extra holiday, extra pay under proposed contract

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

In addition to raises and bonuses, the tentative labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW includes a number of benefit restorations as well as a guard against a threatened tax hit on UAW member's health care plans....
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FCA's U.S. car output to go to Mexico in UAW-deal production shuffle

10:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

A tentative labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW would move U.S. car production to Mexico and concentrate pickup, SUV and crossover production in the U.S., Automotive News has learned. According to sources, production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move from Warren Truck to Sterling Heights Assembly during the proposed four-year pact....
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