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On Oct. 26, automaker Ford and the United Auto Workers announced their agreement to a tentative deal that will end a strike for thousands who walked off the job more than 40 days ago, according to industry media sources.
Ford is the first of the “Big Three” Detroit-based car manufacturers to agree to a tentative settlement to potentially end the walkouts. Thousands of other workers remain on strike at facilities owned by General Motors and Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler.
Among other aspects, the proposed contract calls for a 25% wage hike over the four-and-a-half-year contract, starting with an 11% increase, according to Reuters. The deal still needs to be approved by approximately 57,000 union workers employed by Ford.
Industry experts say the agreement could lead to settlements with General Motors and Stellantis.
Earlier this week, the 40-plus-day strike expanded to a General Motors plant in Texas, where 5,000 workers walked out.