The negotiations between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler, reached their conclusion for the year 2019 on Wednesday when the workers at the Fiat Chrysler approved a new deal for four years with their company. This also ends the long standing negotiations which have been going on this year between UAW and the automakers from Detroit.
Fiat Chrysler was the last among the three carmakers that had closed their contracts with the union. This approval ends an unprecedented term of negotiations which also included a strike which lasted for 40 days against the General Motors which is the longest strike in the nation by UAW for many a decade and also involved the resignation of the president of the union in the wake of an investigation of corruption.
These talks have also seen a lawsuit that GM has done at Fiat Chrysler over the practices of bargaining being corrupt and also the planned merger which happened between Fiat Chrysler and the automaker from France PSA group
As a whole, the automakers from Detroit had been able to retain a lot of their flexibility which they had gained in the contract negotiations going on lately however they were not make a lot of ground on the health care costs which were going up and also on the temporary workers.
The most contentious of these negotiations were the ones which happened between UAW and General Motors as the workers of General Motors had gone on strike and the company had closed three plants. The officials however have said that it was Fiat Chrysler which will face the biggest increase of labor costs as they have hired a lot of new people.