Title: Talks Continue as Stellantis Negotiates Labor Contract with United Auto Workers
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Source: The Daily Guardian
Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler, is engaged in ongoing negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in an effort to settle a six-week-old strike. As talks continue, both parties are striving to reach a labor contract that will satisfy the demands of the workers and address various contentious issues.
Following a recent breakthrough, Ford Motor became the first of Detroit’s Big Three car manufacturers to resolve strikes involving 45,000 auto workers. Eager to follow suit, Stellantis and General Motors (GM) are expected to match Ford on key economic terms, which include a substantial 25% wage hike. However, some unresolved matters, such as the use of temporary workers, still loom over the negotiations.
Negotiations between Stellantis and the UAW commenced on Thursday and extended into the early hours of Friday before resuming later in the day. The impact of these discussions was reflected in the stock market, with GM shares closing down 4.6%, while Stellantis shares closed down 2.4% in New York.
Although the Ford agreement is pending union member ratification, it boasts significant benefits for the workers. This includes the aforementioned 25% wage increase, increased retirement contributions, and the elimination of lower-paying tiers for certain operations. Additionally, the UAW has secured the right to strike over plant closures, while the time required to reach top pay has been reduced from eight years to just three.
The strike has taken its toll on Ford Motor, resulting in a loss of approximately $1.3 billion in earnings. Furthermore, estimates suggest that around 80,000 vehicles have not been produced due to the walkout. Ford’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) emphasized the urgent need to end the strike and resume production to mitigate further financial losses.
As of now, updates regarding the negotiations between Stellantis and the UAW are yet to be announced. However, given recent developments, both sides are hopeful that a resolution can be reached soon. The Daily Guardian will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates as they become available.
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