Majority of UAW Workers at Warren Truck and Mack Engine Plant Vote in Favor of Proposed Contract
On Monday, a majority of production workers at Warren Truck Assembly and at a Detroit engine plant voted in favor, though with a narrow margin, for a proposed national agreement with Fiat Chrysler. That gives the UAW its first hope that it can persuade the majority of its workers to approve the proposed contract.
The UAW is looking to win support from approximately 40,000 of its workers at Fiat Chrysler who represents thirty seven different UAW local units all over the country. Only two days are left for the voting at national level.
The provisional contract deal between Fiat and its workers union is facing some resistance in the early voting. Some of the plants have rejected it out-and-out which has endangered the agreement which would serve as a model for further talks with the others of the 'Big three, automakers in the US, GM and Ford Motor.
On Tuesday, the voting at some of the largest plants will begin. The outcome of the votes will determine the fate of the four-year pact which is proposed. By mid-weeks things will become clearer.
The main issue in the proposal is the pay difference between the lower paid new workers and the veterans.