Caterpillar and the UAW meet to negotiate in good faith over wages, benefits and other working conditions. Each side identifies their issues and concerns, shares their perspectives and proposed solutions.
The goal is to find solutions that are acceptable to Caterpillar, our employees and the UAW that position these facilities for long term success.
If an agreement is reached by the negotiation teams, then that tentative agreement must be ratified by a vote of employees.
If an agreement is not reach by the negotiations teams or not ratified by employee vote, the union may elect to call a strike or the company may elect to lockout employees.