United Auto Workers members have approved a new labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler. The four-year deal impacts more than 7,000 workers at Chrysler transmission operations in Kokomo and Tipton County.
The contract comes more than one month after the old agreement was set to expire. The union says the deal was supported by 77 percent of its voting members.
The agreement includes a signing bonus for entry-level workers and a pay raise, with wages able to reach $29 per hour within eight years.
UAW President Dennis Williams has said the agreement "addresses our members’ principal concerns about their jobs and their futures. We have made real gains and I look forward to a full discussion of the terms with our membership."