Washington, D.C. — Last night, Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract. Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:
I commend American autoworkers and the UAW for their willingness to fight for justice and dignity from such a massively profitable company. They have shown the American people the value of collective bargaining and how the Biden administration’s strong labor market is boosting worker power and growing America’s middle class. This tentative agreement reportedly rolls back several of the worst relics from the Great Recession by restoring cost-of-living increases, boosting minimum salaries, and addressing inequities in the tiered wage system. While we await more details on the agreement, in particular standards for workers at Ford’s electric vehicle battery plants, tens of thousands of brave workers are on the brink of getting an overdue raise after rescuing the American auto industry nearly 15 years ago. This tentative agreement between Ford and the UAW is something we should all celebrate, and we are eager for General Motors and Stellantis to arrive at agreements as well.
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