Fiat-Chrysler, union sign 4-year contract to create 7,900 jobs

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WTVO) — Fiat-Chrysler of America announced Wednesday that its UAW-represented workforce has ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement, in which the company promises to invest $9 billion and create 7,900 new or secured jobs.

“We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the contributions of our UAW-represented workforce, and this contract recognizes and rewards their dedication in helping us achieve that success,” Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, FCA North America, said. “Working with the UAW, we are pleased to have reached a new agreement that allows us to continue our record of adding good-paying UAW-represented jobs, building strong families, investing in our communities and offering exceptional vehicles to our customers.”

The company says it will expand its manufacturing capacity in the U.S., which includes a $9 billion investment in five existing Michigan facilities and construction of a new state-of-the art assembly plant in Detroit.

FCA says it the facilities will support the production of two new Jeep vehicles and the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as electrified models.

The money will also go toward upgrades at facilities in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, increasing employment by 1,400 jobs in those locations, the company said in a statement.

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