UAW, FCA Bargaining Committee Vote on Proposed Tentative Agreement
Oct. 9, 2015—On Thursday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) and FCA National Bargaining Committee have secured significant gains in a proposed Tentative Agreement with FCA US.
The bargaining committee unanimously voted to send the proposed Tentative Agreement to the local union leaders who make up the union’s UAW National Chrysler Council. The UAW National Chrysler Council will meet in Detroit on Friday to discuss and vote on the agreement.
“We heard from our members, and went back to FCA to strengthen their contract,” said Dennis Williams, UAW president. “We’ve reached a proposed Tentative Agreement that I believe addresses our members’ principal concerns about their jobs and their futures. We have made real gains and I look forward to a full discussion of the terms with our membership.”
Until the votes have been made to prove the deal, it is classified as a proposed Tentative Agreement. The language will switch to a Tentative Agreement if the Council votes to approve it. In the case that the Council approves it, the UAW will release the details of the Tentative Agreement to its membership and the ratification process will begin. A vote between the UAW FCA membership will decide whether or not the deal is finalized.
The bargaining officially opened in July.