Ford manufacturing workers in Kentucky, Louisville, vote against new union agreement

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(RockedBuzz by way of Reuters) – Production workers at Ford’s Louisville plant and Kentucky truck crops voted against the tentative union agreement, whereas expert workers voted for it, the native chapter of the United Auto Workers mentioned on Monday ( UAW).

Ratification of the contract was rejected by 55% of manufacturing workers, whereas 69% of expert workers, together with upkeep and development workers, supported it, UAW Local 862 mentioned in a publish on Facebook.

The union didn’t reveal the general proportion of votes in favor or the whole variety of votes solid.

The vote alerts that approval of the deal, which is anticipated to considerably enhance Ford’s prices, is just not assured. The union and the corporate didn’t reply to RockedBuzz by way of Reuters requests for remark.

The automaker withdrew its full-year forecast final month resulting from uncertainty over the upcoming ratification of the cope with the UAW.

Union workers are voting on contracts at Stellantis, proprietor of Chrysler, GM and Ford, after the primary coordinated strike against Detroit’s huge three automakers.

According to a UAW vote tracker, of the whole votes solid to this point at varied Ford services, 70.7 % of workers voted in favor of the deal.

Workers at a few of the firm’s main crops, together with the Dearborn Truck plant in Michigan, have but to vote.

Union members at General Motors’ Flint meeting plant in Michigan voted against the proposed contract with the US automaker on Friday.

(Reporting by Gokul Pisharody and Shivansh Tiwary in Bangalore; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil and Arun Koyyur)

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