UAW-represented workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles approved a new four-year agreement with the carmaker after negotiators revised a rejected, earlier deal that failed to provide a pathway for entry-level Tier 2 workers to achieve full pay. The final count was 77 percent in favor, the union said in a statement today following two days of voting.
A New York City dealership group is suing Autotrader in federal court for at least $1.5 million, alleging the online vehicle-shopping site double-counted the number of shoppers viewing its car listings over five years and hid the issue to retain the subscription.
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.
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.
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.