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After GM, the autoworkers union will turn to Ford and Fiat Chrysler

Jack Stewart Oct 25, 2019
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Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant builds the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and the Lincoln Aviator. Scott Olson/Getty Images

After GM, the autoworkers union will turn to Ford and Fiat Chrysler

Jack Stewart Oct 25, 2019
Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant builds the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and the Lincoln Aviator. Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Auto contract negotiations follow a pattern: one of the three major American automakers agrees to new terms, and the other two have to follow suit. 

It’s known as pattern bargaining which means the contracts between the United Auto Workers union, and GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler have the same terms for wages and expiration date. 

But that doesn’t mean that everything is identical.

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