The ratification means the United Auto Workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers. Fiat Chrysler has a workforce of 8,156 in Indiana at four plants in Kokomo and one plant in Tipton.
The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t promising quick action in response to educators who want more teacher pay, but said he respects the decisions of school districts to call off classes for a Statehouse rally next week.
A retired vice president of the United Auto Workers union on Wednesday became the 13th person to be charged in a growing federal investigation of corruption at the union and auto companies.
A high-ranking United Auto Workers official is facing felony charges of embezzlement and fraud, and prosecutors say that several top union officials conspired to steal more than $1.5 million from the union. The Detroit News said one of the unnamed union leaders is union President Gary Jones.
The agreement likely will mirror the pact approved last week by General Motors workers after a 40-day strike.
The police and fire departments at Indianapolis International Airport have been non-union since 2011, when the airport authority withdrew its recognition of employee unions.
Details on the four-year pact were posted Thursday on the UAW website as factory level union officials met to decide if they’ll approve the deal. Workers went on strike Sept. 16, crippling the company’s U.S. production and costing it an estimated $2 billion.
The newly released data, which comes from annual state-mandated disclosures, is the first indication of how members have responded to the Indianapolis Education Association’s tumultuous year.
Both sides are hoping the strike doesn’t last much longer, but while bargaining continues, the top union negotiator says they’re far apart on major issues including wages, job security, health care and a path for temporary workers to become full-time.
Negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but headed back at to the tables on Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.
The Indianapolis Teachers Society, an upstart group led by teachers who had lost faith in the Indianapolis Education Association, launched a push to replace the union earlier this year after IEA’s president stepped down amid allegations of financial mismanagement.
The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers in Indiana instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
Nearly 650 Indianapolis-area janitors represented by the Service Employees International Union work for just eight firms that clean downtown office buildings.
Nearly 50 demonstrators, including Democratic City-County Council members Zach Adamson and Duke Oliver, were issued written summons Thursday for violating a city ordinance and not complying with police.
Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold after organized labor petitioned for a referendum.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees.
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court clashed sharply Monday over the right of public-sector workers to refuse to pay union fees, while the justice who will cast the deciding vote kept silent during an hour-long argument.