Details of the proposed Ford contract were not immediately available. A quick agreement suggests that Ford has challenged some of the „models“ defined by GM. Local UAW leaders voted on Friday to send the agreement to its more than 55,000 members for ratification. Voting will begin on Monday and the vote will take place on 15 November. Chris Budnick, an employee at The Ford Truck Plant in Louisville, wants to take a closer look at the details of the agreement before making a decision. He was pleased, however, that health care had been maintained. He is concerned about how temporary workers are able to work full-time. Experts had expected a preliminary contract with Ford to be concluded fairly quickly. GM and UAW had to start from scratch to sign a new four-year contract.
Negotiations with Ford – and at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the last Detroit automaker to negotiate a contract with the union in 2019 – have the advantage of following the gm model. UAW and Ford Motor Co. were awarded an interim employment contract late Wednesday, according to the union. Less than a week after the strike against General Motors ended, the United Automobile Workers union said late Wednesday that it had agreed with the Ford Motor Company on a temporary employment contract. „The Ford agreement appears to be largely in line with the GM model, with the exception of the ratification bonus – $9,000 seems more than reasonable because Ford members have not gone on a six-week strike,“ said Colin Lightbody, former fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV negotiator and president of HR and Labor Guru Inc. In a statement, Ford confirmed that an agreement had been reached on a new four-year contract. „Our national negotiators, elected by their local unions, have unanimously decided to recommend to the UAW-Ford National Council the proposed interim agreement,“ UAW Vice President Rory Gamble said in a statement Wednesday. „During the General Motors strike, our negotiating team worked hard to maintain productive negotiations with Ford… Out of respect for our members, we will refrain from commenting or publishing full details of the agreement until UAW Ford Council leaders meet to verify the details.
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers reached an interim agreement less than a week after the ratification of an agreement with General Motors Co. The proposed agreement allowed the UAW-Ford negotiating team to set a cap of 8% for the number of temporary workers For Ford employs across the company and 10% on a given site, unless otherwise authorized by the national parties.