How UAW Negotiations with Ford, GM, and Stellantis Usually Work

Abstract: In two previous blog posts, I’ve talked about the backdrop and environment for 2023 UAW negotiations with Ford, GM, and Stellantis, recent contract history, and how that history has impacted hourly labor costs, wages, and other conditions of work. In this post, I cover the typical process for these contract talks, which is largely guided by the UAW’s constitution and existing organizational structures. In the first post in this series, I also mentioned how 2023 might be different, so in this post I explain some of those differences and list what the UAW has publicly said are its bargaining demands this year.

Keywords: Automotive; Automobile industry and trade - Michigan - Detroit;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Publication Date: 2023-08-22