The president of the United Auto Staff (UAW) union says a contemporary supply of a 21% pay hike from Stellantis is “positively a no-go” as his rank-and-file have “requested for 40% pay will increase” on the bargaining desk.
The feedback from Shawn Fain come because the UAW strike at vegetation owned by the Massive Three automakers – Ford, Basic Motors and Stellantis – entered its fourth day Monday.
“We have requested for 40% pay will increase and the explanation we have requested for 40% pay will increase is as a result of within the final 4 years alone, the CEO pay went up 40%. They’re already millionaires,” Fain stated Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“It is shameful that one of many leaders of one of many companies is sitting in his second dwelling in Acapulco whereas we’re bargaining somewhat than being on the bargaining desk.,” Fain added.
When requested about Stellantis’ 21% pay hike supply, Fain stated it’s “positively a no-go.”
The automaker stated Saturday that “the supply at the moment on the desk would supply Stellantis Hourly Workers with cumulative raises of practically 21% throughout this subsequent contract, with an instantaneous 10% improve on the time of ratification.”
“Moreover, we proposed rising wages for all our Supplemental Workers with a brand new beginning wage charge of $20 per hour – a $4.22 per hour, or 26.7%, improve,” it continued.
Stellantis additionally stated Saturday it has “delivered 4 complete financial proposals so far.
“Our bargaining group continues to work days, nights and weekends in a accountable method to completely perceive and tackle every of the Union’s practically 1,000 calls for. Our group continues to take a critical and accountable strategy to seek out inventive options for every of those calls for,” it added. “After we work collectively, we win collectively. And we look ahead to getting everybody again to work as quickly as doable.”
About 12,700 UAW employees are on strike and have floor manufacturing to a halt at three auto vegetation in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri that produce the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Colorado, amongst different fashions. The strike formally started on Friday and that is the primary time the UAW has completed a simultaneous strike in opposition to the Massive Three.
The UAW is conducting what it’s calling a “arise strike” wherein its unionized employees from designated locals are requested to go on strike at their respective amenities, whereas these elsewhere across the nation proceed to work. Union leaders consider it will give them choices to doubtlessly escalate the strike incrementally at extra amenities as negotiations proceed, with a nationwide strike remaining an possibility.
FOX Enterprise’ Eric Revell contributed to this report.