GM workers vote against contract at Tennessee plant
Voting results on a new contract with General Motors are beginning to trickle in from UAW locals around the country.
More than 46,000 members of the United Autoworkers union are voting this week on a contract that gives workers raises but doesn't bring a new vehicle to GM's idled Lordstown plant.
UAW Local 1853, representing 3,300 workers at GM's Spring Hill Tennessee plant, narrowly voted against the agreement with 51% voting "no."
According to the Facebook page of UAW Local 668 from the Saginaw Metal Casting Operations in Michigan, 73% of the skilled trades and 75% of the production employees voted “yes” on the pact.
Of the 1,335 members of UAW Local 160 at GM's Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, 85% of the skilled trades unit approved the pact. Eighty-one percent of the non-trades employees voted to ratify.
Many more locals have to yet to vote or even attend meetings learning more about the tentative agreement, including members of UAW Local 1112 in Lordstown, which votes Thursday.
Balloting is scheduled to be completed around the nation by Friday.
More than 50% of the entire membership must vote “yes” for the contract to be ratified.