UAW autoworkers officially ratified new contract, union says

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According to reports from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, their members have officially ratified a new contract. The new contract comes after months of negotiations between the union and the Big Three automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler).

The new deal includes significant pay raises for 40,000 UAW-represented workers, job security guarantees for temporary workers, and an $11,000 ratification bonus for each union member. The deal also strengthens the union’s rights to bargain for better retirement and healthcare benefits and provides a path for temporary workers to become permanent employees.

The UAW praised the deal, saying it will provide a better future for members of the union. The automakers said the agreement will help them remain competitive in a changing auto industry. Both sides praised the process as open and transparent, and said it dealt with virtually every issue on the table.