UAW Workers Set To Vote On GM Contract Offer

Workers walk the picket line during a demonstration outside the GM Warren Tech center on Friday

Workers walk the picket line during a demonstration outside the GM Warren Tech center on Friday

The tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and General Motors is getting mixed reviews from union members.

The negotiating team and union leadership are both recommending that the almost 50,000 strikers vote to ratify the new four-year agreement.

Nationwide results are expected to be tallied and announced at some point after 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

Autoworkers are continuing the strike as rank-and-file members vote on ratifying the tentative agreement, a move that was unusual but seemed more likely as the strike dragged on.

The major development could end the more than month long strike, which will continue during the voting process.

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If the tentative agreement is approved nationally, some GM plants could be put back on line within a day or two, sources familiar with the negotiations said.

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

Even if the deal is approved by UAW, the union may stage similar walkouts over potential grievances with the other two major US automakers - Ford and Fiat Chrysler, The Detroit Free Press reported Monday. The tentative deal reached last week would pay members an $11,000 signing bonus and raise hourly pay for veteran workers 6% over the life of the contract, to $32.32.

He's moved for his GM job twice - once from Maryland to OH to work at the Lordstown plant, and from OH to MI when Lordstown shuttered. There is word that the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be retooled for a new product.

The national strike officially started at 11:59 p.m., September 15.

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