Majority of the UAW Workers Vote Approving the Fiat Chrysler deal
The new agreement between Fiat and UAW proposes to move towards a path that will remove the two-tier wage system gradually over eight years time.
Seventy seven percent members of the union voted to ratify a new four-year agreement with FCA. The earlier contract promised to pay $3,000 bonuses to all workers.
In the contract between the car maker and the union, for the coming four years, the end of the V-10 sports line vehicle was buried. The plants in Kokomo and Belvidere together include about one third of 40,000 Fiat Chrysler workers who are members of the UAW. The contract resulted after much squabbling and now has been ratified by the majority of the union members.
The next target is General Motors. The UAW in their Facebook page posted that the union's bargaining committee already has begun negotiations of a new contract with the car maker.
Workers at GM and Ford supported the earlier contract with FCA but the UAW's goal is to draw a similar framework of contract with all the three car manufacturers in order to avert the chance of any of its workers or the companies from suffering comparable disadvantages.