Chrysler Closer to Deal Than GM
Workers are being urged to stay on the job at GM and Chrysler, as talks continue to try and avoid a strike.
The Canadian Auto Workers union says they are making progress in talks with the two auto companies, but union officials admit they're closer to a deal with Chrysler than they are with GM.
In a release, they say "Chrysler executives seem more willing to reach an agreement than they were previously."
If at any point talks stall, the union says they will give 24 hours notice before a walkout starts.
The old contract expired at midnight on Monday, and workers are still covered by the terms of that deal.
An agreement had been reached with Ford, which contains no base wage increases but workers will get cost of living increases and a 3 thousand dollar ratification bonus.
The CAW is using that deal as a framework for a contract with GM and Chrysler.