Unifor’s contract with Ford Motor Co. is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.
The union is negotiating with Ford in hopes of reaching an agreement that can be used as a blueprint for workers at General Motors and Stellantis.
Unifor has said it is focused on improving pensions, increasing wages and securing good jobs in a future set to be dominated by electric vehicles.
Unifor members at Ford have voted 98.9 per cent in favour of a strike if the bargaining committee fails to secure a new collective agreement.
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The talks continue as autoworkers represented by the United Auto Workers in the United States are on the picket line.
Some 13,000 U.S. autoworkers started striking last week, targeting a plant at each of the Detroit Three automakers.
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