UAW Workers Set To Vote On GM Contract Offer

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 22, 2019

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

GM last week encouraged the UAW "to move as quickly as possible through the ratification process, so we can resume operations and get back to producing vehicles for our customers", after the proposed contract was approved by top union officials.

The walkout involving almost 50,000 GM workers, already more than a month old, will continue until at least Friday, when the full union will vote on the proposal. Ballots expected to be turned in by Friday, Oct. 25.

"That is an extra measure of caution just in case members vote this down", she told FOX Business, adding that UAW members employed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles voted one down in 2015.

Amid the GM strike, some UAW leaders are being investigated by federal authorities.

Yakim said he received multiple texts on Thursday from friends who used to work at Lordstown expressing unhappiness with the tentative agreement.

Even if the deal is approved by UAW, the union may stage similar walkouts over potential grievances with the other two major USA automakers - Ford and Fiat Chrysler, The Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

The tentative agreement includes signing bonuses to new employees and pay increases to current ones.

The national strike officially started at 11:59 p.m., September 15. There is word that the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be retooled for a new product. Almost 50,000 workers at GM plants across the country are on strike for fair wages, affordable healthcare, share of ProfitsJob Security, and a defined path to permanent seniority for temporary workers.

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