Workers at Ford Chicago assembly plant reject contract proposed by UAW

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 14, 2011

In an overwhelming vote, the employees at a major Ford Motor Co. vehicle facility in Chicago turned down the proposed four-year agreement that the automaker and the UAW had arrived at, a local union hall official revealed. Of the 2,317 personnel at the Chicago Assembly Plant who cast their ballots, 77 percent voted to deny the offered package, UAW Local 551 Secretary-Treasurer Scott Houldieson disclosed.

Ford and the UAW reached the tentative contract on October 4 that involves profit-sharing and signing bonuses instead of wage increases for seasoned workers.

UAW local unions representing around 41,000 workers will vote on the agreement until October 18. Earlier this week, UAW Local 900 -- representing almost 3,000 employees at three facilities near Detroit -- narrowly rejected the recommended deal. In late September, the workforce at General Motors Co. ratified their new four-year contract, which is a bit less favorable compared with the proposed Ford accord.

On Wednesday, the UAW and Chrysler Group LLC arrived at a tentative agreement that's less generous than GM's contract. UAW authorities stated that Chrysler's 26,000 UAW-represented personnel will hold ratification votes within the next two weeks.

On the other hand, the UAW stated in a Facebook message that it will seek a strike if members elect against a tentative deal with Ford. UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, who is the lead negotiator for the union with the car maker, said that a strike would follow a denial of the agreement. [source: ChicagoTribune]

Topics: ford, uaw, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The 2018 model year could be an exciting year for fans and enthusiasts of the Chevrolet Corvette. This comes as the 2018 version of the Corvette is bound to feature...
by - January 19, 2017
As if seeing the future more than a decade from now, one of the top scientists in the world of robotics and automations is predicting that children born today won’t...
by - January 19, 2017
Ford has just recently unveiled the 2018 Ford Mustang, and as it turned out, the carmaker gave its beloved pony car a facelift. There have been mixed reactions about the...
by - January 19, 2017
The bidding war for one of the only 20 examples -- 21 actually, but the 00 version went to a museum -- of the classically beautiful Lamborghini Reventon built and...
by - January 18, 2017
Bentley once again confirmed its plans to push PHEV into their future lineups. As a matter of fact, the Bentayga SUV will be the first to have the plugin hybrid...
by - January 18, 2017
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