After an unprecedented six-week strike that involved all three US automakers – Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors – the United Auto Workers (UAW) have announced that their employees have approved the new collective bargaining agreements. This marks a significant milestone for both the automakers and the UAW, as it signifies the end of a lengthy negotiation process and the beginning of a new chapter in the relationship between the companies and their employees.
According to the UAW, 64% of their members voted in favor of ratifying the four-year collective agreements, resulting in record earnings for the union. This approval brings about changes in wages, benefits, and other working conditions for the employees of these automakers.
The UAW released a statement saying that they are proud of their members for standing up for their rights and demanding better working conditions. They thanked the companies for their cooperation in reaching a mutually beneficial agreement.
Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors also issued statements expressing their satisfaction with the new collective agreements and thanking their employees for their hard work and dedication during the strike. They emphasized that they remain committed to providing their workers with competitive wages, benefits, and working conditions.