The negotiation process, UAW President Dennis Williams said in a statement, „is proof of the UAW`s democratic values and commitment to our members.“ He praised „the determination of our membership and the commitment of our negotiating team to develop a strong wage package and job security while allowing the company to produce competitive quality vehicles for our customers.“ The new agreement builds on the company`s success with $9 billion in investments and creates 7,900 new or saved jobs The vote closes Detroit Three`s contract negotiations, perhaps the most turbulent in recent times, with a 40-day national strike against General Motors and the aftermath of the ongoing corruption scandal that has destroyed the former UAW president`s trade union career , Gary Jones, and the former director of the region5. Vance Pearson, done. Jones has been involved in court cases, although he has not been named or charged; Pearson faces six federal criminal complaints, including embezzlement of union funds and money laundering. FCA said in a statement that the agreement „represents an investment in our U.S. staff and recognizes their contributions to the company`s growth over the past six years.“ It`s not easy to get the final contract from Detroit 3,“ said UAW President Rory Gamble. This means a much longer trading period. Our negotiating team at the UAW and local national negotiators have been able to maintain the model and, as a result, negotiate a treaty that will increase many lives throughout the life cycle of this treaty. They should be commended for their concentration and perseverance. Meanwhile, last month, GM filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, claiming that its CEO, Sergio Marchionne, had organized a bribery program that had corrupted three rounds of negotiations to hurt and take back GM. Fiat Chrysler has deemed the demands „for no reason“ and in reaction to its possible merger with French carmaker PSA Group, a proposal that was also announced amid work talks and could be formalized next week. GM disputed that its complaint was in response to the proposed merger. The UAW stated that the agreement had been ratified by 71% of voting members – 74% per hour, 59% in crafts and 67% of the tariff unit for drug users. Voting began on Friday and ended on Wednesday, which should allow ACF employees to get their bonuses – $9,000 for traditional workers and $3,500 for temporary workers – in time for Christmas, according to the union. „Without the contributions of our employees represented by the UAW, we would not be the company we are today and this contract honours and rewards their commitment to helping us achieve this success.
In collaboration with the UAW, we are pleased to have concluded a new agreement that will allow us to continue our track record in welcoming well-paying UAW jobs, creating strong families, investing in our communities and providing exceptional vehicles for our customers. Fiat Chrysler`s agreement with the UAW reduces health costs for lower-paid production employees – and highlights an area in which the Detroit Three have not saved money and could reduce the labour cost gap between FCA and its competitors.