Ford, UAW Deal Ratified
The UAW announced today that the 41,000 hourly Ford workers it represents, have ratified a new four-year labor agreement. According to the Detroit Free Press, the UAW said 63% of production workers voted in favor of the new agreement and 65% of skilled-trade workers voted in favor of the deal. The new contract only needed to pass by a simple majority. Ratification of the agreement leaves Chrysler as the only member of the Detroit Three without a contract. Chrysler workers began voting Tuesday on a tentative agreement while General Motors workers ratified their deal September 28.