It appears that United Auto Workers union members have voted down a four-year contract deal with Fiat Chrysler.
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Members at large assembly plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, rejected the pact in voting Tuesday.
Most other factories also turned down the contract. A final vote total could be announced later Wednesday after balloting ends at a factory in Belvidere, Illinois.
Plant-level union leaders were summoned to Detroit for a meeting Thursday to decide the next move.
About 40,000 union Fiat Chrysler employees have been working under a contract extension since Sept. 14. The new deal had pay raises but didn't end a lower wage rate for those hired after 2007. Workers also are concerned about shifting car production to Mexico and replacing it with trucks and SUVs.