UAW Wins Some, May Lose Some in Chrysler Deal

Union hopes for a similar deal with Ford
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2007 1:00 PM CDT
United Auto Workers union President Ron Gettelfinger addresses the media at the UAW Solidarity House in Detroit, in this May 14, 2007 file photo. Gettelfinger said Monday, June 18, 2007 that the union...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Chrysler's UAW deal came about largely as a result of the company's late concession to preserve 3,100 UAW jobs at its Mopar parts arm and a transport operation. But even as the union trumpets those victories, more union concessions—allowing Chrysler to cut costs—will probably come to light soon, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The UAW is keeping mum on details of the tentative contract for now—revealing only that the deal is similar to the GM contract—but union president Ron Gettelfinger says the UAW will make adjustments "depending on the company that we're at." The UAW now turns its attention to Ford, hoping for another similar agreement.