Detroit, Michigan – Second time was the charm for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers as employees approved a new contract Thursday after two days of voting.
Workers rejected an earlier version of the contract early this month.
The new four-year collective bargaining agreement with FCA passed with a 77% majority. The results of the voting are as follows:
- Production workers – 77%
- Skilled trades – 72%
- Salaried bargaining unit – 87%
UAW President Dennis Williams says, “The recent bargaining process that took place on behalf of our members at FCA is a testament to the UAW’s democratic values and commitment to our members. The resolve of our membership and the dedication of our negotiating team has produced an agreement that affords UAW members a strong wage package and job security while still allowing the company to competitively produce high quality vehicles for our customers.”
UAW FCA US Vice President Norwood Jewell says, “UAW members at FCA have obtained a strong agreement that provides substantial wage gains, fairness in the workplace, and job security. Because of the strength and support from our membership, our bargaining team was able to negotiate a contract which promises a secure future for our members, their families and their communities.”
FCA US LLC officials released a statement late Thursday saying, “This agreement represents an investment in our U.S. workforce and recognizes its contributions to the company’s growth over the past six years. With the bargaining process now complete, the company and our employees can look forward to continuing to build world class products, investing in our operations and achieving the targets set out in our five year business plan.”
For a summary of the new contract, visit http://uaw.org/highlighter/.
Source: UAW, FCA US LLC