UAW Local 892 scheduled a vote for members June 27 at the Faurecia auto parts plant in Saline, Mich., on a tentative contract calling for significant hourly wage hikes and a $2,500 signing bonus.
Highlights of the agreement also call for retroactive pay for new wages as of June 1, vacation time rollover and no increase in workers' health care costs.
The pact also includes a full-time health and safety representative. The signing bonus would include a $1,500 payment upon ratification and $1,000 in the first full pay period of January.
The injection molding plant, which employs about 1,900 UAW members, supplies interior parts to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co. and Tesla Inc.
According to contract highlights given to workers by the union Monday, 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. The local newspaper, the Saline Post, reported on the highlights on its website June 24.
Process technicians making $22 hourly would receive an immediate $1.25-an-hour raise and would be paid $24.75 by May 2023. Skilled-trades workers will see their hourly wage rise from $32 to $36.
UAW Local 892 members are to vote on the contract from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 27.
The tentative deal between Faurecia and the union was reached June 21 while workers picketed in front of the plant on Michigan Avenue during a nine-hour strike.
"It's a great contract for all of the membership. There are raises across the board for all employees. There's also language about forced overtime that will prevent the company from forcing workers to work seven days a week, 12 hours a day," UAW Local 892 President Larry Robinson told the Saline Post.
A Faurecia spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.
The UAW international said it would decline comment until after its members receive the full details at the ratification meetings.
The plant was originally built by Ford in 1966 and has undergone several ownership changes, most recently to Faurecia in 2012.
Faurecia, headquartered in Nanterre, France, ranks No. 9 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide sales to automakers of $20.67 billion in 2018.
Faurecia North America Inc. posted estimated injection molding sales of $170 million, ranking No. 55 on Plastics News' most recent listing.
The Saline plant is one of five Faurecia injection molding facilities in North America. The company has two others in Michigan, in Sterling Heights and Fraser, one in Fountain Inn, S.C., and one in Puebla, Mexico.