UAW and Stellantis Reach Tentative Agreement, Ending 40-Day Strike Action

  • United Auto Workers and Stellantis reach tentative agreement after 40-day strike, following a similar agreement with Ford.
  • Tentative agreement includes a 25% increase in base wages until April 2028 and a starting wage over $30 per hour.
  • UAW members at Stellantis will return to work while the agreement goes through ratification process, while strike at GM continues. President Biden praises the agreement as groundbreaking and applauds UAW and Stellantis for bringing back workers.

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The United Auto Workers (UAW) union and Stellantis have announced a tentative agreement after more than 40 days of strike action against the big three U.S. automakers. This news follows a similar agreement reached between the UAW and Ford.

UAW President Shawn Fain expressed satisfaction with the outcome, stating that they have achieved the seemingly impossible. According to the UAW, the tentative agreement includes a 25% increase in base wages until April 2028. Additionally, the starting wage will be raised to over $30 per hour, including cost-of-living allowances.

Stellantis North America COO Mark Stewart thanked the negotiating teams for their tireless efforts to reach this point. The UAW members will now return to work at Stellantis while the agreement undergoes the ratification process.

The UAW represents nearly 44,000 workers at Stellantis, as stated by the union. President Joe Biden praised the agreement, calling it groundbreaking and emphasizing that it provides record raises, more paid leave, greater retirement security, and improved rights and respect for workers. Biden also commended the UAW and Stellantis for immediately bringing back workers who were on the picket lines.

The strike, which began on September 15, involved UAW members at Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors. While an agreement has been reached with Stellantis, the strike at GM is still ongoing. Overall, the UAW represents approximately 150,000 workers across the three major automakers.

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