UAW took a contract grievance against Ford

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 16, 2011

The UAW brought a contract complaint against automaker Ford Motor Co. to an arbitration hearing on Thursday, which was a day after the contracts for all three Detroit car manufacturers expired and opportunities for a quick settlement were dashed.

The workers' complain claims that Ford broke an agreement for equal treatment of salaried employees and unionized workers by providing pay increases to white-collar workers and not making similar pay hikes to unionized workers. During the early parts of this week, the UAW and Ford had decided to extend the current contract.

The white collar pay increases is among the major sticking points in negotiations between the union and the automaker, says Reuters. The two parties have long known that the arbitration hearing was set for the day after the four-year UAW workers contract was to expire. This led to rumors that a settlement of the grievance would be folded into a new contract. According to a person who is familiar with the situation, an outcome is not expected Thursday.

Contracts for Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors as well as Ford expired last Wednesday. Both Chrysler and GM negotiating teams resumed talks with the UAW on Thursday.

Labor professor Harley Shaiken at the University of California-Berkeley commented, "We're in the overtime, but it's not unprecedented." The negotiations between the Detroit automakers and the UAW started seven weeks ago, considered an indicator of how much the industry has evolved since two years ago, the time when the industry nearly collapsed.

Topics: ford, uaw

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

More positive news has been pouring in before the year ends. For those who have been waiting to hear the latest word on Toyota 86, we have some great news....
by - December 10, 2016
Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries