Saturday, December 9, 2023

The US Union approves collective agreements

The workers of Syndicate United Auto Workers (Aww) approved the salary agreements collectively with the “big three” in the US auto sector—Ford, Stellantis, and GM—at the end of a process that started an unprecedented strike.

“After the historic strike, which lasted over six weeks and for the first time hit all three groups at the same time,” members of Aww (…) voted to approve the new collective agreements”, announced the Syndicate on Monday, officially confirming the information that has been known since Saturday.

President Joe Biden, close to the unions and visiting a strike picket in his re-election campaign, welcomed the “historic contracts” that “reward” the workers.

She pointed out that 64% of unionized workers in three major groups voted in favor of the agreements for four years.

The strike, which began on September 15 and lasted six weeks, was mobilized until 45,000 of the UAW’s 146,000 members of the “big three” of Detroit

On Saturday, a union source informed AFP that the three agreements were “approved”.

The workers are on strike They have returned to work since announcing the agreements in principle, instead of following the usual process of waiting for their ratification.

  • She Syndicate asked for a salary increase of 40% over four years to match the remuneration of executives during the same period.

The final agreements provide for a salary increase of 25% in four years, cost-of-living adjustments, additional benefits, and better conditions for retirees, among other measures.

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