The Detroit News reports that the United Auto Workers is close to ratifying a new four-year labor contract with Chrysler. The company's Warren Truck Plant voted in favor of the new deal on Tuesday, with 70 percent of union workers there casting ballots for the measure. That vote followed the Toledo North Assembly Plant's 'yes' vote on Monday, which helped to stave off fears of a veto.

Early in the voting process, five Chrysler plants voted against the new labor contract, including locations in Michigan and Ohio, but The Detroit News reports that nine smaller UAW local chapters have since voted for the contract. With the addition of positive votes from the Warren Truck Plant and the Toledo North Assembly Plant, the deal is almost certain to pass.


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      mikey683
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK now we'll get a lot of mouth breathing Fox News viewers telling us all about evil union bosses and how dare these workers have rights and be treated well at their jobs when I'm not. To them I say, instead of whining about it have you ever thought of starting your own union? Or joining one? That's what our fore bearers did. That's what your grandfather and great grandfather did. Why all of a sudden does what our grandfathers and great grandfather did make us evil socialists? Beats the hell out of me.
        Frank
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikey683
        What does Fox News have to do with a union ratification vote? Unless you are just trying to make a political point. The union and the management have come to an agreement. Let it go. How about complaining why GE doesn't pay any taxes after earning billions? Oh right, wrong political party.
          mikey683
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Frank
          Fox News has lots to do with demonizing Unions and people who work for a living. blaming teachers for state budget deficits etc. Moving the focus away from real problems. Fox viewers tend not to watch any other news and tend to be very vocal but embarrassingly misinformed.
        mikey683
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikey683
        Gee Frank how 'bout complaining about the Met's? This article wasn't about G.E. now was it?
          mikey683
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mikey683
          It's very much about Fox news. Republicans and Fox news hate working people. They love lazy ass people who inherit their wealth. Those lazy ass people want to destroy Unions because they are a major contributor to democratic campaigns.
          Frank
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mikey683
          Yep. and it wasn't about Fox News either.