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AUTO TALKS
(2007-10-11)
(wgvu) - THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION MOVES ON TO FORD
AFTER REACHING A TENTATIVE FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH CHRYSLER.
THE AGREEMENT CAME SIX HOURS AFTER A WALKOUT BEGAN AND ON THE
SAME DAY THAT THE UNION ANNOUNCED RATIFICATION OF ITS DEAL WITH
GENERAL MOTORS.
THE DEAL COVERS 45,000 WORKERS AT 24 U.S. CHRYSLER PLANTS.
A PERSON WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE AGREEMENT SAYS IT INCLUDES SOME
GUARANTEES THAT VEHICLES WILL BE PRODUCED AT U.S. FACTORIES.
THAT CAN TRANSLATE INTO JOB SECURITY FOR UNION WORKERS.
IT ALSO INCLUDES A COMPANY-FUNDED UNION-RUN TRUST THAT WILL PAY
MUCH OF CHRYSLER'S 18 BILLION DOLLARS IN RETIREE HEALTH CARE COSTS.
IT ALSO INCLUDES A LOWER WAGE SCALE FOR SOME NEW WORKERS,
SIMILAR TO THE GM DEAL.

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