Autoworkers ratify new collective bargaining agreement with Ford
Weeks after United Auto Workers members approved a new deal with General Motors, the union’s Ford workers ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the only major American automaker not to go through bankruptcy in 2009.
The United Auto Workers has made it official: Its 41,000 members at Ford Motor Co. voted to accept the tentative agreement, the union announced Wednesday.
Results concluded Tuesday at the 58 UAW-Ford locals.
The final tally after two weeks is 63 percent in favor of the agreement with 22,031 “yes” votes to 37 percent voting against or 12,957 “no” votes, including 4,243 skilled trades voting in favor and 2,268 against. Total number of votes cast was 34,988.
The plan includes $16 billion in new investment intended to create 12,000 more jobs for autoworkers. UAW members have just begun voting on a proposed deal with Chrysler.