Autoworkers reach a deal with Ford, a breakthrough toward ending strikes against Detroit automakers

Brian “Rooster” Heppner, a United Auto Workers Local 12 member, pickets during the ongoing UAW strike at the Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, in Toledo, Ohio. (Kurt Steiss/The Blade via AP)

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union said Wednesday it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford that could be a breakthrough toward ending the nearly 6-week-old strikes against Detroit automakers.