TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian Auto Workers President Buzz Hargrove says he's confident that union members will overwhelmingly support a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Co. when they vote on the deal Sunday.
Hargrove also told reporters Friday in Toronto that the union plans to meet Monday with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to ''get bargaining going as quickly as possible.''
The CAW typically reaches an agreement with one of the North American automakers and then uses that deal as a framework for deals with the other two automakers where it has collective agreements.
The CAW's deal with Ford comes more than four months before the current contract is due to expire. Ford says the company and the union worked for innovative solutions to the industry's challenges.