Days before it's threatening to strike the Detroit Three, the UAW has reduced its demand for pay raises over the next four years to the mid-30-per-cent range, according to people familiar with the offer.
The union in recent days has made counteroffers to all three automakers that include the new target. It previously had demanded raises totaling more than 40 per cent.
Exact details of the proposal were not immediately available, and the situation remains fluid as all three companies pass counterproposals back and forth. One person familiar with the offers said the UAW's new request was as low as 36 per cent.