NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- A tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement between Mitsubishi Motors North America and the United Auto Workers calls for union workers to take pay cuts in exchange for job security.
The tentative deal reached last week between Mitsubishi and UAW Local 2488 also provide for the creation of a two-tiered wage system, retirement offers and changes in medical benefits.
According to The Bloomington Pantagraph, Mitsubishi in return will agree to no involuntary layoffs and guarantee the plant will remain open for the duration of the contract.
The UAW has not publicly announced when its 1,264 members will vote, but the proposed contract, if ratified, is scheduled to take effect Monday and run through August 30, 2012.
The plant's union employees have been working without a contract since their most recent labor agreement expired September 5, after the union unanimously rejected the automaker's latest offer.