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Details of CNH Labor Settlement Reported
USAgNet - 01/27/2023

Some UAW workers at striking CNH Industrial factories had won pay raises up to 38%, according to an interview with UAW bargaining team member Tracey Chew.

Farm Equipment magazine reports that the contract will expire May 2026.

Meanwhile, the report gave the following list of benefits in the ratified contract:

** Pay raises: Some departments are getting pay raises between 28%-38%. Chew, who works in the Tractor-Loader-Backhoe Assembly line made $20.93 before the strike began on May 2, 2022. Under the new contract, she will make $23.77 starting Jan. 30, 2023 and that will increase to $25.08 in May of 2023. Her pay will go up once again in March of 2026 to $27.67.

** Bonus vacation time: A worker will now only need to wait 12 years for on additional week of bonus vacation time. Before workers would need to be with the company for 15 years to automatically get an extra week. Chew says it usually takes about five years of working with the company to be given two-weeks off automatically.

** PAA increases: Workers now have 40 hours of Paid Absence Allowance, up from 32 hours.

** Increased PTO flexibility: Workers can now call in to take vacation time 15 minutes before the start of their shift, instead of 30 minutes before their shift.

** Ratification bonus: The ratification bonus will be given out after 30 calendar days instead of 60 calendar days.

** Boot & Shoe Allowance: Completely new in this new contract, workers will now be reimbursed up to $125 for boots/shoes for work.

The report stated 62.4% of striking workers had voted "yes" to the final contract. Chew told News 8 that the possibility of permanent replacement workers being brought in was a motivating factor.

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