UAW Workers Appear To Reject Fiat Chrysler Contract
There could be a strike on the horizon at the Belvidere assembly plant.
According to the Associated Press, it appears that United Auto Workers union members have voted down a four-year contract deal with Fiat Chrysler:
Members at large assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan rejected the pact in voting Tuesday.
Most other factories also turned down the contract. A final vote total could be announced later Wednesday after balloting ends at a factory in Belvidere, Illinois.
Plant-level union leaders were summoned to Detroit for a meeting Thursday to decide the next move.
About 40,000 union Fiat Chrysler employees have been working under a contract extension since September 14. The new deal reportedly had pay raises but didn't end a lower wage rate for those hired after 2007.
The Detroit News has a roundup of the announced results thus far.