UAW expected to ratify contract with Ford

United Auto Workers members employed by Ford Motor Co. are poised Friday to ratify a four-year contract that promises pay raises, pathways to top wages and no health-care cost increases.

A majority of members at nearly all local unions representing Ford employees so far have voted in favor of the tentative agreement. The UAW wants vote totals by 7:30 p.m. Friday. If the contract is ratified, UAW leaders will start focusing their bargaining efforts on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.