On April 27, 2023, the Ford Super Duty truck appeared at the Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Joe White | Reuters

Ford The local auto workers union reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to avert a strike at the automaker’s most profitable plant.

The UAW is threatening nearly 9,000 workers at Ford’s Kentucky truck plant to go on strike on Friday if the local union’s demands are not resolved.

The UAW said Tuesday the agreement addresses local issues related to the technology industry, ergonomics and health and safety.

Ford said in a statement that it was “pleased to have reached a preliminary agreement.”

The Louisville plant is Ford’s largest plant in terms of employment and revenue. Workers at the plant build Ford Super Duty pickup trucks as well as Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

Dozens of local contracts for the three major automakers – Ford, General Motors and star — Still in talks, according to the United Auto Workers. The local contract differs from the national agreement approved by the UAW in late 2023 and addresses plant-specific issues.

—CNBC’s Michael Wayland contributed to this report.


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