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Fiat Chrysler said to offer higher wages in new tentative pact

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is offering so- called second-tier United Auto Workers members as much as $29 an hour -- up from $25 previously proposed -- under a new tentative agreement which avoided a strike by 40,000 union members, said two people familiar with the matter. The second-tier workers would almost match veteran members' wages -- from a maximum of $19.28 now -- after an eight-year grow-in period, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details of the accord haven't been made public. Senior or first-tier workers are offered the same raises and bonuses as in the original tentative pact, which members voted down almost 2-to-1, said...