Fiat Chrysler nears deal with UAW, report says

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November 29, 2019 03:10 PM |updated 18 hours ago

Fiat Chrysler nears deal with UAW, report says



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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the UAW are finalizing a tentative agreement on a new labor contract that could be announced as soon as Saturday, according to people familiar with the matter.

The automaker and union are close to reaching a deal that includes $9,000 signing bonuses, matching what Ford Motor Co. agreed to pay senior workers, said the people, who asked not to be identified because discussions are still ongoing. The union secured $11,000 ratification bonuses from General Motors following a 40-day strike that ended last month.

Fiat Chrysler has agreed not to close assembly plants during the life of the contract and to assign new product to its factory in Belvidere, Ill., that makes Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicles and employs almost 3,700 hourly workers. The fate of the facility had been a subject of speculation because the company eliminated a third shift there earlier this year, dismissing more than 1,300 workers.

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The UAW was unable to preserve every plant in its deals with GM and Ford. While the union won future products for a GM factory on the border between Detroit and the town of Hamtramck, where it will build a new line of electric trucks and SUVs, it was unable to save a compact car plant in Ohio or two transmission facilities in Michigan and Maryland. Ford’s deal allowed the company to shutter an engine plant in Romeo, near Detroit.

Local union leaders are scheduled to meet in Detroit next week to vote on whether to send the contract to the automaker’s 47,000 unionized workers for ratification.

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