Chrysler Contract Approval Likely As Voting Ends

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 5:21am

DETROIT (AP) — It looks like Chrysler's new four-year contract with the United Auto Workers union will be approved by workers.

Local union president Mark Dickow says factory workers at a Ram truck plant in Warren, Mich., near Detroit voted 70 percent in favor of the deal on Tuesday. Warren was the last factory to vote. It follows three other large factories in approving the deal.

The UAW has not released vote totals during the election. But it is scheduled to announce the final vote on Wednesday.

If the deal is approved, all three Detroit automakers will have contracts with the union. Under the deals, most workers won't get pay raises. But they'll get signing bonuses, profit sharing and other payments. The deals also promise at least 13,000 new jobs.



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