Union members begin vote on UAW-GM tentative agreement today

Marco Green
October 22, 2019

Local General Motors UAW leaders from around the country today announced that the UAW GM National Council voted to accept the Tentative Agreement with General Motors. Now it is up to members to vote on the measure.

A tentative deal between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors (GM) that's been described as a "wash" for union members and nearly "identical to GM's initial proposal from September", begging the question: Was the strike really worth it?

Nonetheless, after making announcement of the deal, neither GM nor UAW had released the financial terms of the deal, while the new contract deal would be requiring a ratification from the UAW members and the entire process might take more than two weeks.

You can view a summary of the tentative agreement on the UAW's website here.

WTOL 11 reports the tentative agreement includes retirement incentives and buyouts, pay raises and a new signing bonus.

It will also reopen the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, but leave the Lordstown, Ohio plant closed.

The national strike officially started at 11:59 p.m., September 15. The automaker added, "Our goal during these negotiations was to ensure the future of General Motors is one that works for our employees, dealers, suppliers and the communities where we operate".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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