UAW-FCA tentative agreement promises 'significant gains'

In a statement released by the UAW on its Facebook page, officials wrote that the national bargaining committee has secured "significant gains."

An eleventh-hour agreement means United Auto Workers will not go on strike, at least for now.

A tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles avoided a strike at its U.S auto plants like in Warren.

It comes after UAW members rejected a previous tentative agreement.

"I'm proud that union members stood up and knock contract down that they just didn't accept anything," said Randall Pierson, an employee at Warren Truck Assembly for 28 years.

Labor attorney and consultant Robert Chiaravalli said it is rare that negotiations go to a second vote.

"It creates a situation where members in future negotiations can have an expectation that if vote the contract down they may be able to get it sweetened," he said.

Details of the tentative agreement are scheduled to be released Friday.

In a statement released by the UAW on its Facebook page, officials wrote that the national bargaining committee has secured "significant gains."

Chrysler employee Randall Pierson has thoughts on what those significant gains should be.

"Better health care, better pay and kill the (two-tier pay scale)," he said. "Only one tier."

It comes after UAW members rejected a previous tentative agreement.

"I'm proud that union members stood up and knock contract down that they just didn't accept anything," said Randall Pierson, an employee at Warren Truck Assembly for 28 years.

Officials say the UAW National Chrysler Council will meet Friday in Detroit to discuss and vote on the agreement.

Worker Rick Whitney worker says he was in favor of the first agreement and believes any gain is significant.

"Whatever gains we make, I guess that's good," he said.


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