UAW, Ford reach agreement in Louisville averting possible strike

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The United Auto Workers and Ford have reached a tentative local agreement in Louisville, the UAW announced Wednesday.

“After months of negotiations over local issues, UAW Local 862 has reached a tentative local agreement with Ford Motor Co., averting a potential strike this week” at the Kentucky Truck Plant, the union said in a release.

The release goes on: “Workers at Ford’s most profitable plant were set to walk off the job over local issues related to skilled trades, health & safety, and ergonomics. The tentative deal addresses these and other core issues of concern to KTP autoworkers.

“There are dozens of remaining open local agreements across the Big Three automakers, while the national contracts were ratified this fall after the union’s Stand Up Strike secured record contracts.”

Ford said in a statement it was “pleased to have reached a tentative agreement,” according to CNBC.

The plant manufactures the Ford Super Duty and Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator.

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