UAW's Ford, Stellantis workers ratify new contracts after strike
UAW-represented workers at Ford and Stellantis have ratified their respective settlements with the Detroit Three automakers.
Why it matters: The deals, which ended a historic six-week strike, include a 25% pay increase over the 4.5 years of the contract, wage hikes for temporary workers, the elimination of a two-tiered wage system and the right to strike over plant closures.
Driving the news: With only a few small facilities remaining as of Friday afternoon, about 70% of Stellantis workers who cast ballots on the deal voted yes, while 30% voted no.
- At Ford, about 68% had voted yes and 32% voted no, with only a handful of plants left to count their votes as of Friday afternoon.
- At GM, the ratification vote was closer, with 55% of workers voting to authorize the deal.
The bottom line: The UAW and the Detroit Three automakers have returned to labor peace — at least until their new deals expire in spring 2028.
Editor's note: This story was updated with new results from union members' voting.