• 12,000 jobs, $16 billiono investment to produce new models and upgraded vehiclesand components by 2015, o which, $6.3 billion will beinvested directly into retoolingand upgrading U.S. plants, withdetails on page 2.• $6,000 lump sum uponratifcation or employees withone or more years o seniority or $5,000 or employees withless than one year.• $1,500 Ination Protectionlump sums in 2012, 2013, 2014and 2015.• New annual proft sharingprogram with greater trans-parency and an averagepayment o $3,700 or 2011profts based on Q1 and Q2reported fgures. Second twoquarters o 2011 proft paid inMarch 2012.• $250 yearly competitiveaward paid in December.• Entry-Level wages togrow to $19.28 by end o theagreement.• Unlimited $20 o ce visitsand annual physicals.• SUB pay replenished.• $50,000 bonus or eligibleproduction-employees whoretire by March 31, 2012.$100,000 bonus or skilledtrades who retire by March 31,2012.• Sourcing moratoriumremains intact.• Reinstated pay-in-lieu vacation provisions.• Maintained 2 paid amily days.
We are proud o our union and the UAW Ford National Negotiating Committee. As the nation’seconomy remains stalled and uncertain, and its employment rate stagnates, we were able to win anagreement with Ford that will bring auto manuacturing jobs back to the United States rom China,Mexico and Japan. Tis agreement adds 5,750 new UAW jobs which means more than 12,000 new jobs in total with jobs previously announced by Ford. Many o these jobs will be added by the end o 2012, and all will be added during the term o the new contract. Te tentative agreement includes $16 billion to produce more new and upgraded vehicles andcomponents by 2015, o which, $6.3 billion will be invested directly into retooling and upgrading plants.UAW members sacrifced when the company was struggling and this agreement ensures that ourmembers will now share in Ford’s prosperity. While new jobs, investment and new products or ourplants are the most important components o a secure uture or our members, we were also able tomake important gains in both income and benefts in this tentative agreement.In terms o economic security, we increased Entry-Level wages to $19.28 over the term o theagreement. We also won a $6,000 Settlement Bonus or workers with a year or more seniority or $5,000 or those with less than a year, and $7,000 in Ination Protection and Competitivelump-sum payments over the term o the agreement. Another important gain is the strongimprovements we made in transparency and simplicity in the proft sharing plan.In the area o health care benefts, when it seems like everyone in America is getting cuts inbenefts and paying higher co-pays and deductibles, we were able to maintain and improve on ourcurrent benefts. Most signifcant or our members, we were able to secure unlimited $20 doctor’so ce visits.As representatives o workers, we will always have some dierences with Ford management. Overand over, we reminded management that no one has a stronger sel-interest in the success andlong-term viability o the company than UAW Ford workers. CEOs come and go, oten with hugegolden parachutes, management comes and goes, stockholders come and go, but it is our UAW Ford members who are here or the long run and have the most at risk i the company ails. It is ourmembers who work the hardest every day making the best vehicles in the world. We are extremely proud o the job that was done by the entire UAW Ford National NegotiatingCommittee. We employed new strategies and tactics in these di cult economic times. Yourbargaining team ought successully not only to beat back the corporation’s attempt to weaken ourcontract, but also to win major improvements we all can be proud o. Tis document summarizes the tentative agreement the UAW has reached with Ford. Pleasereview it careully, and go to www.uaw.org to review the entire agreement. And we urge you to vote“YES” in avor o ratifcation.In solidarity,
A message to UAW members at Ford
The 2011 UAW Ford National Negotiating Committee
Jimmy Settles, vice president and directorUAW Ford DepartmentBob King, presidentInternational Union, UAW