Fain said the union would distribute detailed materials to members Sunday night.
UAW-Ford Vice President Chuck Browning said there is more value in each year of the agreement than in the entirety of the 2019 deal. Some workers who had been on a lower-tier pay scale will get 85 percent raises upon ratification, Browning said, and temporary workers will see raises of 150 percent over the course of the contract, which is set to run through April 2028.
"UAW members at Ford will receive more in straight general wage increases over the next four and a half years than we have over the last 22 years combined,” Browning said.
Ford said in a statement: "We are pleased to have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract with the UAW covering our U.S. operations.
"Ford is proud to assemble the most vehicles in America and employ the most hourly autoworkers. We are focused on restarting Kentucky Truck Plant, Michigan Assembly Plant and Chicago Assembly Plant, calling 20,000 Ford employees back to work and shipping our full lineup to our customers again."
Including COLA, Browning said the union expects the wages for top earners to increase about 33 percent over the course of the agreement. Starting wages will rise 68 percent to over $28 an hour, the union said.
Fain said Ford “put 50 percent more on the table” since the UAW began the strike Sept. 15. At the time, the company was offering 20 percent raises and a longer path to top wages.