DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future.
According to a release by the UAW, the agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase for all classifications, including In-Progression employees.READ MORE: Public Transit Gets Huge Boost From Federal Grants
It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees, as well as an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees.READ MORE: Safety Is Top Priority As Parents, Students Prepare For Upcoming School Year
The agreement also includes a reduction in the time it takes for employees to reach top-tier pay scale.
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