United Auto Workers leaders from Ford Motor Co’s U.S. plants on Friday recommended approval of a tentative labor agreement that would allow the No. 2 U.S. automaker to avoid a strike like the one that cost its larger rival General Motors Co about $3 billion. The union turned to Ford to negotiate a new four-year agreement after ratifying a contract last week with GM following a 40-day U.S. strike that shut down almost all of that company’s North American operations. Ford and the UA
Ford Motor Co plans to close an engine plant in Romeo, Michigan as part of a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union for a new four-year contract, a source told Reuters Thursday. Ford is not immediately closing the plant but will close it at a future date under the UAW agreement.
DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union said on Friday it has chosen Ford Motor Co as the next U.S. automaker the union will negotiate with after workers at General Motors Co approved a new contract deal. The UAW said 57% of hourly workers at GM voted to approve the deal to end a contentious 40-day U.S. strike, the longest automotive labour stoppage since 1970. The UAW and Ford, the second-largest U.S. automaker, will begin talks on Monday, the union said.