Will Big 3 Automakers Flinch In Union Negotiations?
Union workers are asking for pay raises in bargaining negotiations. Despite the potential conflict, neither side appears to be preparing for a fight.By Matt Patston | July 14, 2015
If the U.S. auto industry died during the recession, it makes for a pretty good-looking zombie now.
Detroit's big three — General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — have recovered from the lean years of bailouts and bankruptcies, and their employees want a share of the love.
GM is set to begin negotiations with the United Auto Workers union, and Ford and Chrysler Fiat are expected to follow shortly after. The union last negotiated in 2011 when the industry was emerging from the recession.