The United Auto Workers union said on Friday it has picked Ford as the following U.S. car manufacture the union will consult with after workers at General Motors affirmed another agreement deal.
The UAW and Ford, the second-biggest U.S. automaker, will start talking on Monday, the union said. Ford and the UAW said recently they had made "critical advancement" intending to many haggling issues.
Ford said on Friday it looks "forward to arriving at a reasonable understanding that assists Ford with upgrading its competitiveness and preserve and ensure great-paying manufacturing occupations."
In contrast to GM, Ford has not flagged it needs to close plants, however, officials have said future electric vehicles would require 30% less work hours to construct. UAW pioneers have convey worry about the effect of EVs on their members.
GM likewise did little to bring down a lot of the UAW's healthcare plans, which could be more exorbitant to Ford since it employs around 55,000 UAW members in the United States.
The UAW had recently settled to an impermanent agreement extension with Ford while it concentrated on GM.
While the discussions among GM and the UAW developed tense at times, with the union blaming the automaker for attempting to "starve ... workers off the picket lines," Ford historically has had a simpler relationship with the union. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has portrayed the UAW as "family" before and in September 2018 hailed the No. 2 U.S. automaker's relationship with its hourly workers.
The UAW doesn't simply improve our workers, it makes Ford more advanced and grounded, Bill Ford disclosed to UAW workers a year ago.