The proposed interim agreement will be discussed Thursday by the National Council, nearly 200 union leaders who meet in Detroit at 10.30 .m Thursday. If they agree, an interim agreement will be formally submitted to the ratification of GM staff represented by the UAW. The provisional agreement comes at a time of upheaval for the UAW. Earlier this month, union president Gary Jones abruptly resigned after he was accused of abusing union money. Jones has not been charged with a crime. His lawyer told the Detroit News that he resigned to avoid „hijacking the union`s core mission, improving the lives of its members and their families.“ Here`s what the Free Press is able to learn about the details of the UAW`s preliminary agreement proposal with General Motors. Ratifying the ACF agreement could be more difficult than for GM and Ford, as mistrust arose from growing corruption at the head of the union. In 2015, UAW workers rejected the first preliminary agreement with fcA, ensuring a better contract. The agreement also includes ratification bonuses of $11,000 (compared to $8,000 in 2015) for permanent employees.
Temporary employees would receive a $US 4,500 ratification bonus, up from 2,000 $US in 2015. The company would pay the bonuses during the second pay period after the agreement was ratified. A cap of $12,000 for recipient companies is also being removed and permanent employees continue to receive US$1,000 for every $1 billion in upstream tax revenue generated by GM in North America. UAW and Ford Motor Co. were awarded an interim employment contract late Wednesday, according to the union. If the provisional agreement does not get a majority of votes, it is again up to the rope for GM negotiators and the GM UAW negotiating committee to reach agreement on the objections raised. Fords Dirksen said in a prepared statement: „Ford can confirm the UAW announcement that the UAW and Ford have reached an interim agreement on a four-year contract. More details will be released at a later date. „Our national negotiators, elected by their local unions, voted unanimously to recommend the proposed interim agreement to the UAW-Ford National Council,“ Gamble said in a prepared statement issued shortly before 9:.m p.m. „During the General Motors strike, our negotiating team worked hard to maintain productive negotiations with Ford.
The typical bargaining strategy has been a very effective approach for the UAW and its members to ensure economic profits in terms of salary, benefits and to secure more than $6 billion in significant product investments in U.S. facilities, creating and maintaining more than 8,500 jobs for our communities. A council of local UAW resident officers representing Chrysler workers across the country must approve the agreement before it is submitted for ratification by members, a spokesman said. The union said the council will review the pact on Wednesday, December 4. The data indicate that from January 6, 2020, full-time workers will benefit from a reduction in lifespan. From 1 January 2021, a way for part-time workers to become ordinary status under the agreement will be put in place.