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UAW approves new contract with Fiat Chrysler

UAW approves new contract with Fiat Chrysler

The United Auto Workers union has approved a new four-year contract with Fiat Chrysler.

UAW members at Fiat Chrysler's U.S. factories voted 77 percent in favor of the agreement, the union said. The contract covers 40,000 workers at 23 U.S. factories.

It was the second time in a month that Fiat Chrysler workers voted on a contract. A previous deal was soundly rejected largely because it didn't eliminate a much-hated two-tiered pay system. The new agreement gives raises to all workers and eliminates the two tiers over eight years.

Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that it was pleased that the contract passed. UAW President Dennis Williams said the agreement boosts wages...