“Some progress was made in the Daimler Truck negotiations, but fell way short of reaching a tentative agreement to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement on a day by day basis and schedule additional Bargaining Sessions”. Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department said “We will continue to negotiate with the employer and use whatever means necessary until we achieve terms of a contract that we can be proud of to bring to our membership to ratify”.
UAW members at Caterpillar voted on Sunday, March 26th, to ratify their tentative Central Agreement. All local agreements have been ratified except UAW Local 974 Peoria. UAW Local 974 has rescheduled their supplemental local agreement vote for April 1, 2017. UAW members should check for the location and time with their local union. The six-year agreements cover over 5,000 members in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
*****BARGAINING UPDATE****** UAW Local 6000’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the state of Michigan in contract negotiations regarding wages and benefits for the two-year period beginning Oct. 1, 2017. The tentative agreement for the UAW members working for the state of Michigan includes wage increases in both years of the contract. In addition, there is no increase in costs or loss of any benefits in their insurance. UAW Local 6000 members will receive a 3 percent wage increase on Oct. 1, 2017, and a 2 percent wage increase on Oct. 2, 2018, pending ratification. Complete details will ... Read more
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI — Nexteer Automotive workers represented by UAW Local 699 in Saginaw County ratified a proposed five-year contract Friday, Dec. 18. “The people have spoken and that’s the vote,” said UAW Local 699 President Rick Burzynski. Read more on MLIVE.com >>>
More than 2,000 Kohler Co. union employees are heading back to work after voting Wednesday night to accept a new four-year labor contract, bringing an end to a 4 ½-week-old strike at Sheboygan County’s largest employer. The labor deal includes compromises by both sides on health care costs and a two-tier wage system that the union had hoped to eliminate. Read more on sheboyganpress.com >>>
Negotiators for Kohler Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, the local union president said Tuesday night. If approved by the membership of UAW Local 833, the deal would end a strike by some 2,000 workers that began four and a half weeks ago. Read the full article on jsonline.com >>>
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW concluded a week-long ratification process concerning a tentative agreement negotiated between the UAW and General Motors LLC. A majority of UAW members at General Motors have voted in favor of the tentative agreement, as follows: Total National Agreement bargaining unit results Production 58.3% Yes 41.7% No Skilled Trades 40.5% Yes 59.5% No Overall 55.43% voted for the agreement; 44.57% voted against the agreement. The UAW has not deemed the tentative agreement ratified. Rather, in accordance with the UAW’s Constitution and applicable administrative guidance, the UAW will hold meetings with its UAW-GM Skilled Trades ... Read more
Tentative Agreement awaiting ratification from National Ford Council Detroit, Mich. – The UAW-FORD bargaining team announced today that it has reached a proposed tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company, securing job security, substantial economic gains and other contractual gains for members. The bargaining team unanimously voted to send the proposed tentative agreement to local union leaders who make up the union’s UAW National Ford Council (NFC). “We appreciate the solidarity from our members while we worked to secure the details of this proposed tentative agreement,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. “We negotiated for a proposal that will solidify job security ... Read more
Clear Path to Traditional Wages for All In-Progression Employees and U.S. Investments that Create or Retain 3,300 Jobs — Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National GM Council, Now Heads to Vote by UAW GM Membership for Ratification DETROIT – UAW-GM members will have significant wage increases, signing bonuses and improved health care under the new Tentative Agreement with General Motors that was overwhelmingly approved by the local union leaders on the UAW National GM Council on Wednesday. The Tentative Agreement secures investments in 12 different sites and creates or retains 3,300 jobs over the contract period, adding another $1.9 ... Read more