DAYTON, Ohio (Aug. 21) — Delphi Corp. has reached a tentative labor agreement with the United Steelworkers union covering about 900 employees at Delphi´s Vandalia and Home Avenue plants in Dayton, the union said.
The contract has to be ratified by the rank and file at USW Local 87 and approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. Local 87 President Dennis Bingham said details of the agreement are being withheld pending contract explanation meetings with the membership.
The USW is the last major union at Delphi to reach an agreement.
Earlier wage and benefit concessions by the UAW and International Union of Electrical Workers have paved the way for Delphi to close all but eight of its 29 U.S. plants. The company is awaiting the results of a worker ratification vote by the IUE.
Vandalia is one of the plants staying open. The company hopes to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this year as a largely overseas electronics supplier.
Delphi, the former parts unit of General Motors, filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2005.