Potential Deal with Ford Could End UAW Strike
The strike is now in its sixth week
The United Auto Workers union appears to be edging closer to a tentative contract agreement with Ford that would be critical to ending the union's 6-week-old strikes against the three major Detroit automakers, two people with knowledge of the talks said Wednesday.
The people said the union made a counter-offer to Ford that proposes a 25 percent general wage increase over the life of a new four-year contract and said that negotiations on Tuesday extended well into Wednesday morning. Previously Ford, Stellantis and General Motors had all offered 23 percent pay increases.
A Ford deal would include cost-of-living pay increases that could lift the total pay raises above 30 percent, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to speak publicly about the talks. In addition, workers would still receive annual profit-sharing checks.
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