Louisville’s UAW Union Votes on Ford Motor Contract Next Week

Louisville’s local United Auto Workers union will vote on an agreement with Ford Motor Company next week.

Michigan’s local union voted against the agreement Tuesday. Skilled-trade workers were less in favor of the contract than production workers. Around 50 percent of all reporting local unions have decided the contract doesn’t meet the concerns of union employees. A UAW majority vote is needed to accept any agreement with Ford.

Unions are voting on a four-year contract that hasn’t replaced some key concessions lost in previous agreements with Ford Motors.

The new agreement would invest in new productions and create around 1,600 new jobs at Ford’s two Kentucky plants. Local union leaders are expected to host question and answer sessions on the contract this weekend.

Louisville members will vote next Monday and Tuesday.