Forbes reports Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor deal, sources at both the co and the union confirmed. Sources said UAW President Ronald Gettelfinger was meeting with his bargaining committee at midday to review the proposed contract terms and that an announcement would be forthcoming.
Dunno if it's true or not — is the second pro forma strike over? Who knows. But if it is, I'm totally bummed — I was really looking forward to going on CNBC's Squawk Box tomorrow morning. Doesn't the UAW realize it's all about me? Jerks. We're totally in a fight now. (Hat tip to Kevin!) UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP.
UPDATE (5:05 PM): Forbes is sticking by their claim — that Gettelfinger has a copy of the tentative agreement and is going over it with his bargaining committee. That's as of 4:25 PM this afternoon. No other outlet is claiming it's over or that this is where negotiations are at.
UPDATE #2 (5:08 PM): We're thinking of bringing cookies and hot chocolate out to the UAW guys out front of the Warren plant. What do we think? Chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin?
UPDATE #3 (5:21 PM): MSNBC's Roland Jones says this strike could be a long one. Unless it's over already, of course. If it's not over then yeah, it totally could be a long one.