What are the union’s priorities heading into contract negotiations?

Our members at Ford, GM and Stellantis submitted hundreds of proposals intended to amend (and improve) their respective collective agreements. These proposals have been reviewed by the bargaining committee, consolidated and prioritized, and will be presented to the employers at the start of negotiations.

Among the list of proposals, Unifor Auto Council delegates identified a list of top bargaining priorities that will apply across the Detroit Three.

These include:

  • Pensions
  • An improved wage package (reflecting high price inflation, and employer earnings)
  • Transition supports related to the shift to electric vehicle manufacturing; and
  • Confirmation of investment and product commitments, including specific product allocations and timelines.