The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract after 41 days of “stand-up strikes” by the union.
Union chief Shawn Fain said workers would be authorized to return to work immediately. However, with many operations shut down for longer than a month, being willing to go back and being able to do any work are two different things.
The deal, describe as the best since Walter Reuther headed the group, secured workers a 25% wage increase as well as a partial elimination of the wage tiers that occasionally caused strife between longtime workers and new hires. However, the union did not get everything it wanted.
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