Chrysler-United Auto Workers contract under fire

by News on November 7, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Bryce G. Hoffman/The Detroit News

The dissident group Autoworkers Caravan has filed a petition with the United Auto Workers on behalf of Chrysler Group LLC skilled-trades workers, appealing the union’s decision to ratify its new contract with the automaker over their objections.

While the majority of UAW members voted in favor of the new contract last week, the majority of skilled-trades workers voted against it. Union rules require contracts to be ratified by both skilled trades and production workers, but UAW leaders meeting in closed session voted to overturn that veto and sign the agreement on Oct. 26.

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