UAW members at a Faurecia auto parts plant in Saline, Mich., ratified a new four-year labor contract Thursday that calls for significant wage hikes and a $2,500 signing bonus, the union said.
A UAW spokesperson said Thursday that 83 percent of production workers voted to ratify the deal, along with 93 percent of the factory’s skilled trades workers.
According to contract highlights given to workers by the union this week, hourly pay for operators with less than a year of experience would rise from $13 to $13.50 today to $20.25 by May 1, 2023.
Process technicians making $22 hourly would receive an immediate $1.25-an-hour raise and would be paid $24.75 hourly by May 2023. Skilled-trades workers will see their hourly wage rise from $32 to $36.
The new wages would be paid retroactively to June 1, with vacation time rollover and no increase in workers’ health care costs.
Faurecia officials did not immediately respond for comment.
The plant employs about 1,900 UAW members represented…