United Auto Workers union Chooses Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the Target company in Labor Talks as Contract Expires Monday Night
On Sunday the United Auto Workers union and Fiat said that, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be the one to set a wage pattern along with benefits for 140,000 or more of its unionized factory workers at the Detroit 'Three automakers'.
However, the UAW did not give a detailed account of its decision to choose FCA for setting up the pattern for the new master contracts which it will later use to negotiate with the other two out of the 'Big Three', General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.
The UAW's negotiations with the 'Big Three', FCA, GM and Ford is partially threatened by the large number of auto plant workers in the United States who are not unionized members and work for the European and Asian automakers mostly in the southern US. According to some analysts the greater flexibility of work rules at the factories that are not unionized and in some cases the lower wages along with lesser benefits might put an edge on the aspirations of UAW.
The contracts of the works end on Monday night for all the three automakers in Detroit.
In an emailed statement, the president of the UAW, Dennis Williams said, "All three companies are working hard toward a collective bargaining agreement. At this time, the UAW has selected FCA US LLC (the U.S. unit of Fiat Chrysler) to be the lead bargaining company."