UAW reaches deal, ends strike at Michigan auto parts factory

By Ian Vickers - Producer

SALINE, Mich. - Workers at Faurecia Interiors Systems Inc. in Saline went on strike shortly after midnight Friday.

This comes as the contract between the auto parts supplier and UAW Local 892 expired. Both sides have been working toward an extension.

The plant has 1,900 union employees. They're demanding better wages, better working conditions and profit sharing.

"We've been out here since 1:30 in the morning. We're out here just supporting the union, you know," said Jordyn Uranga, a UAW captain with Local 892. "But mostly we're just hoping to get the best deal we can get for the next four years."

Update: Faurecia says deal reached

A spokeswoman for Faurecia Interiors Systems Inc. said Friday morning that a tentative agreement has been reached with the union.

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