More than 55,000 United Auto Workers employees in Ford are in the process of voting on a tentative deal with the carmaker, and although ratification is not guaranteed, a change made mid-term may help.
Ford and UAW edited the tentative agreement to fix a "pay gap" that adversely affected workers, a label used on employees hired after 2007. Ford employees began voting on the deal in early November, but were notified about the solution a few days ago, The Detroit Free Press reported.
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"It was a mistake," said a person with knowledge, according to The Free Press. "This only shows the company's commitment to work with the union to make sure this agreement is what it was meant to be for all employees."
The change means that newer employees who have already received annual increases will be reimbursed for bringing them up to the level of the new pay scale that is being voted on.
|F||FORD MOTOR COMPANY||9.04||+0.1[ads1]5|| + 1.69%  UAW and Ford leaders want to know if rank-and-file members approved the deal on November 15.
This will be the federation's first deal with one of Detroit's three carmakers without President Gary Jones since he took the helm in 2018. Jones began a leave on Sunday amid an escalating federal corruption probe in the UAW, one of the nation's most powerful unions.
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The working group has been plagued by allegations of failure to negotiate with General Motors and Ford. In August, agents from the FBI, IRS and Labor Department raided Jones' home and gathered evidence in the probe.
FOX Business & # 39; inquiries to UAW and Ford were not immediately returned.
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