UAW members ratify contracts with Detroit’s Big 3 automakers
Santa Fe New Mexican
NATION & WORLD
The United Auto Workers said its members have ratified new contracts with all of the Big Three automakers, ushering in raises of at least 25% over 4½ years and additional perks, marking one of the labor movement’s biggest wins in decades. The union’s combative new president, Shawn Fain, said the UAW will now turn its attention to attempting to unionize the U.S. auto sector beyond General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, as well as other industries. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the contracts among workers at Ford and Stellantis, but it was closer for General Motors union workers. Five large GM plants voted against the deal last week, with some veteran workers voicing opposition about receiving a lower raise relative to others.