UAW summons leaders; may signal Chrysler deal

October 8, 2011 - 11:35 AM

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has asked local leaders from Chrysler to meet in Detroit, normally a sign the union has agreed to a new contract.

UAW spokeswoman Michele Martin confirms that union leaders will meet Monday. She says talks are progressing but there's no agreement yet.

Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson says a deal hasn't been reached but bargaining will continue this weekend.

Chrysler is the only Detroit automaker without a new labor agreement. Workers at General Motors have approved a new four-year contract 10 days ago. Ford workers are voting on their deal.

The UAW has agreed to profit sharing instead of raises for most workers under those agreements. The workers also will get signing bonuses.