UAW Targets Fiat Chrysler in Talks
CBJ – Fiat Chrysler has been targeted in labor negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the three Detroit automakers.
Contracts for all three of the Detroit automakers, including Ford and General Motors expire late Monday night.
Fiat Chrysler officials had no comment other than to confirm the company is the lead in ongoing talks.
Traditionally, major provisions of the first contract reached are used as a pattern for the other two Detroit automakers.
Speculation among labor experts was that either GM or Ford would be the lead company because they have been more profitable recently and have fewer newly-hired “second tier” workers who are paid less than veterans, most of whom were hired prior to 2011.