Nissan’s pay hike comes after similar moves by Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., [hotlink]Hyundai Motor[/hotlink] Co. and Subaru Corp. for their US factory workers. Nissan advised workers Monday the raise takes impact January 8, at which period all its US factory workers will transfer up to the highest pay fee, ending a observe of paying newer workers much less.
“These changes are rooted in our ongoing strategy to attract and retain top talent within the industry,” Brian Brockman, a Nissan spokesman, stated in a assertion.
Nissan additionally provides eight weeks of paid parental go away, greater than the two weeks the UAW gained in its new contracts. And the corporate already supplied Juneteenth as a paid vacation.
Nissan and the opposite nonunion automakers have moved rapidly to increase pay and advantages for workers as the UAW targets their US crops for organizing. On its Facebook web page, the UAW just lately advised workers at Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Tesla Inc., BMW, Mercedes, Mazda, Volkswagen AG and Rivian Automotive Inc. that “a better life is out there. It’s up to you to take action. Join our movement, and join the UAW.”
On Monday, the UAW formally ratified the final of the contracts with Detroit’s Big Three automakers. In a assertion, President Joe Biden congratulated the UAW and famous many Asian automakers’ US crops have now additionally supplied important wage will increase. “These contracts show that when unions do well, it lifts all workers,” he stated.
The UAW won a 25% wage enhance and a high fee of $42-an-hour in contracts simply ratified by about 146,000 workers at General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler-parent Stellantis NV. The 4-year and 8-month agreements additionally restore cost-of-living allowances that increase complete compensation by 33%.