A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan May 6, 2014.  REUTERS/Rebecca CookThomson ReutersA new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan

DETROIT (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering a health care co-op proposed by the United Auto Workers to cut rising costs.

“Yes, we are talking to them (the union) about a co-op and it is an idea we support,” said FCA spokeswoman Jodi Tinson on Thursday.

In June, UAW President Dennis Williams publicly proposed combining workers from FCA, Ford Motor Co and General Motors to have more leverage in dealing with health care providers.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Chris Reese)

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