The United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have reached a tentative agreement, averting a planned strike by UAW employees. The agreement came just before midnight tonight, which means that union members will go to work tomorrow.
The union and FCA had been in negotiations for some time, as UAW demanded more concessions. Which concessions FCA conceded to in the agreement are not yet public and won’t be until UAW membership has voted to ratify them.
The current four-year contract between UAW and FCA was set to expire on September 14th and was extended as the two negotiated, but that extension was set to expire at midnight last night. The union is using the negotiations with FCA as a bargaining tool to set the standard for other automakers it’s organized with.
Both the UAW and FCA have issued statements regarding the tentative agreement.