Chrysler-UAW Contract Near?

Detroit (WWJ/AP)- More negotiations are expected Sunday, a day after the United Auto Workers union asked local leaders from Chrysler to meet in Detroit.  The move normally is a sign the union has agreed to a new contract.

UAW spokeswoman Michele Martin confirms that union leaders will meet Monday. She says talks are progressing but there’s no agreement yet on a deal that would affect 23,000 workers. 

Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson says a deal hasn’t been reached but bargaining will continue this weekend.

Chrysler is the only Detroit automaker without a new labor agreement. Workers at General Motors have approved a new four-year contract 10 days ago. Ford workers are voting on their deal.

The UAW has agreed to profit sharing instead of raises for most workers under those agreements. The workers also will get signing bonuses.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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