UAW members trash Nexteer contract with 97 opposed
More than 97-percent of Nexteer Automotive employees represented by the UAW rejected a planned work deal on Sunday.
UAW Local 699, which represents Nexteer employees at its Saginaw, Mich., facility, mentioned in a Facebook post nowadays that 3,103 of the 3,183 employees who voted rejected the offer. Creation workers rejected the deal 2,704-72, while 399 Skilled trades employees voted "no," compared with 8 who voted "yes."
Mark Decker, Nexteer vice-president and chief human resources officer, called the vote "unsatisfactory."
"It's an obvious message from our workers and one we're contemplating as we assess the tactical alternatives for the Saginaw facility," Decker said in a statement.
Creation workers might have obtained a-6 to 3 2% hourly pay increase on the life span of the deal to between $15.85 an hour and $17.25 an hour. Beginning rates for new hi-res might have increased from $13 per-hour to $15.35 over the class of the four-year offer.
Wages for experienced, semi skilled and specialized employees could have increased 2.5 to 11.5%, according to the agreement. All employees could have received a $1,500 signing bonus.
Decker stated the offer could have enabled the firm to employ over 300 300 full time short-term employees, as well as investing more than $300 million in new company.
"This tentative deal was designed to offer stability for our work force and enable potential development and investing in Saginaw," Decker stated. "We stand prepared to carry on the dialog with our union representatives."
UAW Local 699 President Rick Burzynski couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Saginaw-centered Nexteer, once part of Gm and then Delphi Corp., is rated 68th on Automotive News' listing of top 100 providers with $2.9 billion in international sales in 2014 and employs about 12,000 employees globally. It offers steering and drive-line systems to a number of car companies including General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Fiat-Chrysler Cars, Toyota Motor Corp.
The discarded deal was declared the other day only minutes subsequent to the deadline for contract discussions stopped. Nexteer employees had threatened in November to go on strike starting on Thanksgiving, but the sides decided to to expand the deadline to get a offer through Dec. 1 to avert a strike.
Nexteer as well as the UAW last ratified a labor agreement in 2010.
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