Strike over: UAW reaches agreement at Chrysler

DETROIT -- UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and UAW Vice President General Holiefield announced today that the UAW has reached a tentative agreement with the Chrysler Corporation.

The strike against Chrysler at 11 Wednesday morning, following the expiration of an extension to the current labor agreement, has been recessed immediately. UAW Chrysler workers have been notified to report to work on their next available shift.

"This agreement was made possible because UAW workers made it clear to Chrysler that we needed an agreement that rewards the contributions they have made to the success of this company," Gettelfinger said.

"Once again, teamwork in the leadership and solidarity in the ranks has produced an agreement that protects jobs for our communities and also protects wages, pensions, and health care for our active and retired members," said Holiefield, who directs the UAW's Chrysler Department.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification votes by UAW Chrysler workers.

Posted by LS