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Chrysler News: UAW Approves New Contract With FCA


Drew Dowdell

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The United Auto Workers membership has ratified the new four-year agreement with FCA.  The agreement covers 47,000 employees at FCA's manufacturing facilities and parts distribution centers. FCA will expand manufacturing in the US including a new assembly line in Detroit that will produce two new Jeep models as well as the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee as well a some electrified models.

The four year contract includes:

  • Signing bonus of $9,000 for full-time employees, $3,500 for temporary workers.
  • Full-time workers can now reach the top pay bracket in four years rather than the current eight.
  • FCA will create 7,900 jobs through 2023 which includes the 6,500 jobs already announced for a new plant in Detroit.
  • $9 Billion in U.S. manufacturing investments.
  • Dissolution of the jointly-run National Training Center, the focal point of a federal corruption investigation.
  • An increase in profit sharing from $800 per percent of N.A. profit margin to $900 per percent.
  • "In-progression" employees will now get the same healthcare as senior hourly employees.

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