At some plants, the contact margin of victory was even higher. Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center – both in Michigan – are seeing 78 percent of workers vote in favor of the deal. Those results put the contract up by over 12,000 votes, according to Automotive News.
At the same time, Stellantis’ deal was ahead by over 9,600 votes on Friday as results showed over 70 percent of workers at the automaker’s two Detroit assembly plants are supporting it. Only a couple of shops have rejected the contract: the two Mopar parts depots at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio that are slated to close. It’s an understandable move, I suppose.
If you are aware of what numbers are, then you probably realized that Stellantis and Ford’s deals have gotten much broader support from UAW workers than General Motors, which passed 55 percent to 45 percent. We reported yesterday that the GM agreement was opposed by the majority of workers at seven of its 11 U.S. assembly plants.
UAW leaders have said there is more value in each year of the agreement than in the entirety of the last four-year contract signed in 2019. As part of the deals, the union also negotiated some back pay for striking members.
All three deals include 25 percent pay raises through April 2028. Most workers get an 11 percent raise and $5,000 bonus upon ratification. The contracts also restore cost-of-living adjustments that, combined with the raises, are expected to ultimately boost worker pay more than 30 percent.
The deals also cut the time it takes to make top wages to three years from eight, eliminate lower tiers of pay for some workers, increase vacation time and boost retirement contributions.
The three deals are rather similar, AutoNews says:
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