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Largest Ford union backs labor deal

Union leader Bob King Union leader Bob King
Associated Press / October 17, 2011

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DETROIT - Workers at Ford’s largest local union have approved a labor contract, making it more likely it will be ratified in coming days. The United Auto Workers union said 62 percent of 5,282 workers voting at Local 600 in Dearborn, Mich., favored the pact.

Ford Motor Co. and the UAW reached a tentative agreement earlier this month, but it must be ratified by workers to take effect. Ford has 41,000 UAW workers. UAW president Bob King has expressed confidence the agreement would pass, despite some dissent at other locals.

The UAW said 57 percent of those voting so far have approved the agreement.