UAW members at Stellantis have ratified a new four-and-a-half year labor contract that includes 25 percent raises and $19 billion in investment, according to an Automotive News analysis of voting results. The union's deal with Ford Motor Co. was on track to be approved Friday morning, bringing a bitter round of negotiations to a close after a six-week strike.
While not every Stellantis plant had finished voting, the agreement was passing by more votes than the remaining number of workers eligible to cast a ballot, meaning it mathematically cannot fail. A simple majority is needed to ensure ratification.
The deal was ahead by 9,653 votes Friday morning — 68 percent "yes" to 32 percent "no" — after results came in showing that more than 70 percent of workers at Stellantis' two Detroit assembly plants supported it. The only locals to reject the contract represent two Mopar parts depots that are slated to close and the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio.