United Automobile Workers

May 23 2024

Webasto Workers Ratify First Contract, Winning Up To 51% Raises with UAW Local 3000

Over 200 Webasto workers at the Pilot Road plant in Plymouth, Michigan have voted to ratify their first contract by an overwhelming 96% yes vote, winning raises of up to 51% over three years, among other gains.

The workers, who make convertible soft tops for GM, Ford, and Stellantis for the German auto supplier, organized in 2023 with UAW Local 3000, Region 1A.  They are the first Webasto workers in the United States to secure a collective bargaining agreement. 

“The company was mistreating us and doing whatever they wanted to do to the employees for years. People have been here for more than 3 years without a raise, which is unacceptable,” said Jammy Samuel, a Webasto Pilot Road UAW Local 3000 member on the Jeep Line. “We had enough. This contract will help protect us.  The cost of living has gone up, so, the pay should go up as well. It’s that simple.  Moving forward with this contract will help not only on our wages, but will help fairness and equality for everyone. I’m very excited about this contract, as are the rest of my coworkers at Webasto." 

Many workers will receive a $9 an hour raise over the life of the contract, on top of a $2,250 ratification bonus. These Webasto workers are the latest UAW members to win big as part of the Stand Up Movement.

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