UAW Releases Agreement to End GM Strike; Deal Includes Closure Of Lordstown

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 22, 2019

Ratification meetings for United Auto Workers General Motors members began Saturday with ballots expected to be turned in by Friday, Oct. 25.

Union leaders approved a tentative agreement Thursday. Now it is up to members to vote on the measure.

On Wednesday, the 16th of October 2019, negotiators of General Motors Co. alongside United Auto Workers union had reached a new four-year labour deal after days of tentative talks, suggesting a month-long strike of GM's 48,000 hourly workers that had costed the leading U.S. automaker more than $2 billion and shut down its most profitable factories in Detroit, might have been moving closer to an end.

A proposed tentative agreement between the UAW and GM was announced 31 days into the strike. "Ultimately, UAW members will make the decision to ratify the agreement".

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

Three GM plants in Baltimore, Lordstown and OH will close according to the tentative agreement.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant is the only one of four that GM wanted to close that will have life after this contract. Workers went on strike in September seeking renegotiations on wages, healthcare and temporary workers' benefits.

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