Workers at Stellantis were pleased to hear that their union, the Auto Workers Union, recently announced a tentative agreement with the Stellantis corporation that will end the strike that had been ongoing since October. The nine week long strike was largely successful, with workers coming together to demand better wages, benefits, and work safety protocols from the company that has become the fourth-largest automaker in the world.
Throughout the strike, the company refused to budge on their demands. But due to the persistent efforts of union leaders and the thousands of workers who participated in picket lines and protests around the country, Stellantis has agreed to issue a $2 an hour pay raise, implement minimum safety standards in the workplace, and introduce new healthcare benefits for employees.
In addition to the improved wages and benefits, the agreement also includes additional vacation and holiday time, advances in technology, worker development programs, and improved recruitment opportunities.
The new agreement will pave the way for a renewed partnership between the union and the company. According to a statement made by the President of the UAW, Rory Gamble, “Today’s agreement is something that both parties should be proud of. The union’s leadership and, most importantly, the frontline Stellantis workers have taken a stand and secured real gains.”
Workers agree that the negotiations have been successful in improving their employment situation. They are proud of their hard work and determination, and hope that the company continues to honor their agreement in the future. This agreement between Stellantis and the Auto Workers Union is a testament to the power of collective action and may serve as an example for other companies looking to create fairer and safer workplaces.