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UAW and Ford Reach Tentative Agreement

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BREAKING: The UAW has reached a new contract agreement with Ford

Ford has agreed to give factory workers a 25% wage increase over the life of the agreement, including a 11% bump in the first year. The wage increase would bump the top pay for assembly line workers from around $32 an hour to roughly $40 an hour.

The UAW has also reduced the time it takes for new hires to reach the maximum wage, reducing it to three years from eight previously.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/c...tive-deal-with-union-sources-say/71318908007/


DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 25, 2023 – We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract with the UAW covering our U.S. operations.

Ford is proud to assemble the most vehicles in America and employ the most hourly autoworkers. We are focused on restarting Kentucky Truck Plant, Michigan Assembly Plant and Chicago Assembly Plant, calling 20,000 Ford employees back to work and shipping our full lineup to our customers again.

The agreement is subject to ratification by Ford’s UAW-represented employees. Consistent with the ratification process, the UAW will share details with its membership.

https://media.ford.com/content/ford...rd-confirms-tentative-agreement-with-uaw.html
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The article makes it sound like the workers are ready to get back to it. They expect the vote to pass.
 

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The article makes it sound like the workers are ready to get back to it. They expect the vote to pass.
Wonder if the ev part is what held it up honestly, I legitimately don’t think it was the overall raise and the meeting at 25% and sudden acceptance makes me think that was it
 

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Wonder if the ev part is what held it up honestly, I legitimately don’t think it was the overall raise and the meeting at 25% and sudden acceptance makes me think that was it
It was at 20% and I think 35% at the beginning of the week. There was probably a little tug of war over the EV stuff. I wonder if we’ll see it before the vote
 

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Wonder if the ev part is what held it up honestly, I legitimately don’t think it was the overall raise and the meeting at 25% and sudden acceptance makes me think that was it
I didn't see EV mentioned at all
 

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Interested to learn when the workers will go back. It sounds like the plan is for them to be back prior to ratification. I'm guessing Monday 10/30 might be the earliest as the national ford council has to approve the agreement prior to putting it out. Has anyone heard anything clearly saying when they come back?
 

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Interested to learn when the workers will go back. It sounds like the plan is for them to be back prior to ratification. I'm guessing Monday 10/30 might be the earliest as the national ford council has to approve the agreement prior to putting it out. Has anyone heard anything clearly saying when they come back?

They said on the radio this morning that strikers were told to go back to work today for Ford. This was to put pressure on Chevy.
 
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I'm all for people getting paid a living wage, but this does annoy me now that I see the numbers in front of me. 6 years in aerospace engineering with half a dozen valuable certs under my belt and I'm barely ahead of this..

How do these workers make more than a journeyman electrician or any other skilled trade? Seems ridiculous tbh.
This just means the real trades will start charging more... looks like I'm not getting my breaker box replaced anytime soon...
 
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I'm all for people getting paid a living wage, but this does annoy me now that I see the numbers in front of me. 6 years in aerospace engineering with half a dozen valuable certs under my belt and I'm barely ahead of this..



This just means the real trades will start charging more... looks like I'm not getting my breaker box replaced anytime soon...
Aerospace is notorious for low wages. I worked at an aerospace OEM as an engineer for 6 years straight out of college and had an extremely low salary. I switched jobs to an avionics company for a 25% pay increase. Now my salary is better compared to my previous employer, but I still feel like it is low for the technical level of work that I'm doing.
 

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Right? 3 years to $83k plus pension and other benefits. I need to ask for a raise.
That in US money too, the Canadian Unifor people aren't making that much :giggle:
 

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How do these workers make more than a journeyman electrician or any other skilled trade? Seems ridiculous tbh.
In 10 years, I bet a lot of these people won't have jobs. They are just going to go with more automation or move the plants.
 

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I'm all for people getting paid a living wage, but this does annoy me now that I see the numbers in front of me. 6 years in aerospace engineering with half a dozen valuable certs under my belt and I'm barely ahead of this..



This just means the real trades will start charging more... looks like I'm not getting my breaker box replaced anytime soon...
I hear ya... I have been in the Architecture/Engineering industry (with a degree) for 30 years and it took me 24 of those 30 years to get to $83K! And an out-of-pocket eighth of that goes to medical insurance premiums!
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