Over the previous week, there have been indicators of some progress because the union and automakers traded proposals, though giant gaps stay.
Ford Motor Co. has elevated some components of its preliminary provide, transferring to a 16-per-cent wage acquire from 15-per-cent. It’s additionally diminished the period of time new hires would take to obtain prime wages to 5 years from six.
General Motors made a counteroffer to the union over the weekend, and Stellantis had mentioned it deliberate to current a counteroffer Monday morning.
“We are on a good path and remain committed to reaching a tentative agreement without a work stoppage that would negatively impact our employees and our customers,” Tobin Williams, Stellantis’ senior vp of human assets in North America, wrote in an e mail to staff Monday. Williams additionally mentioned subcommittees have reached tentative agreements in “a number of important areas,” together with well being and security.
Stellantis’s first provide, made public on Friday, included a 14.5-per-cent wage acquire, which Fain blasted as “deeply inadequate” on a Facebook livestream.
“We are ready to negotiate in Detroit 24/7, just as we have been for the past seven weeks since we gave them our members demands,” Fain mentioned Monday. “Despite receiving no response for over a month, when the CEOs are ready to make a serious offer we’ll be there, day or night. It’s unfortunate the companies have waited until the last moments to get focused on the needs of 150,000 autoworkers, our families and our communities.”