DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler's roughly 47,000 hourly UAW workers overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year labor contract, ending the most contentious set of Detroit 3 negotiations in years.
Roughly 71 percent of workers voted in favor of the deal, the union said Wednesday.
"Every full-time production employee currently at FCA will be at top rate by the end of this four-year agreement," Cindy Estrada, UAW vice president and director of the UAW FCA Department, said in a statement. "All temporary workers now have a defined pathway to full time and top pay as well."
The FCA contract passed with a much higher margin than similar pacts at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. Roughly 54 percent of GM workers passed the deal following a 40-day strike, while the Ford contract passed with 56 percent of workers voting in favor.
“We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the contributions of our UAW-represented work force, and this contract recognizes and rewards their dedication in helping us achieve that success,” Mark Stewart, COO for FCA North America, said in a statement.
The Detroit 3 negotiations took 88 days to complete, longer than the last round in 2015, when talks with all three automakers wrapped up by Thanksgiving.