Big Three automakers are inching closer to having new contract agreements with the UAW implemented. Ford, GM, and Stellantis are currently going through the ratification process.
The end of the UAW's historic strike could be near now that all Big Three automakers have tentative deals with the union. General Motors reached a tentative agreement with the UAW on Monday, following Ford and Stellantis.
General Motors and the UAW reached a tentative agreement Monday. GM was the last of the Big Three to reach a tentative deal with the union after weeks of negotiating and striking.
UAW leadership detailed Ford's tentative deal on Sunday before it heads to union members for a vote. Highlights include wage hikes and plant investments.
Jeep maker Stellantis has reached a tentative contract agreement with the United Auto Workers union that follows a template set earlier this week by Ford, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said Saturday.
With a tentative deal now reached between Ford and the UAW, the focus turns to what happens next for Big Three automakers.
UAW members are returning to Ford plants after a tentative agreement was reached with the union. However, this deal hasn't been approved by membership yet.
After about six weeks on strike, the UAW and Ford Motor Co. reached a tentative deal Wednesday night. It includes wage increases, pension improvements, increased top wages, and more.
Stellantis said it is "outraged" by the UAW's decision to strike its largest plant, Sterling Heights Assembly. On Monday morning, 6,800 union members walked out of the plant, accompanied by UAW President Shawn Fain.
Throughout the UAW strike, the union has cast an emphatically combative stance, reflecting the style of its pugnacious leader, Shawn Fain.
More than 360 Ford employees were laid off starting Monday as the UAW strike continues.
The auto industry could soon say goodbye to smaller suppliers and even some vehicle models as the strike prolongs.
More than 550 Ford employees were told not to report to work Monday as a result of the UAW strike, the automaker said, citing stoppages at Kentucky Truck Plant and Chicago Assembly Plant.
UAW President Shawn Fain will no longer wait until Friday to add more union members to the strike, he announced during an update.
Ford executives said they were surprised by the move by the UAW and said the aftershocks from the move would be far-reaching, hitting more than 100,000 people and crippling the supply chain.
Workers went on strike on Sept. 15. The union is seeking large pay raises, a shorter work week, an end to lower-pay tiers for new workers and limits on the use of temporary workers.
Ford Motor Co. called the UAW's decision to add 8,700 more members to the strike “grossly irresponsible" in a statement.
Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis have laid off more employees as the UAW strike continues.
Suppliers are also starting to suffer from the strike as workers walk off the line, impacting both assembly plants and the parts and components facilities that feed them.
GM agreed to put its electronic vehicle battery manufacturing plants under the UAW national master agreement Friday, just as the union was about to strike at the automaker's Arlington Assembly Plant.