DETROIT – The United Auto Workers has filed unfair labor practice charges against automakers General Motors and Stellantis to the National Labor Relations Board for not bargaining with the union in good faith or a timely manner, UAW President Shawn Fain said Thursday night.
The Thursday filings followed the companies not responding to the union’s demands in a timely matter, Fain said. The union did not file a complaint against Ford Motor, as Fain said the company responded to the UAW’s demands with a counterproposal.
However, Fain heavily criticized Ford’s proposal that he said included a 9% wage increase over the four-year term of the deal; one-time lump-sum bonuses; and unlimited use of temporary workers who are paid less and don’t have the same benefits. The company also rejected “all of the” union’s job security proposals and “quality of life proposals” such as additional paid holidays and a shorter work week, Fain said.
Spokespeople with the automakers did not immediately respond for comment. The union and NLRB also did not immediately respond for additional details of the filings.
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