Lordstown autoworkers voting on GM contract offer
Members of UAW Local 1112 are voting Thursday on a tentative contract with General Motors as word comes out that workers at many other plants are overwhelmingly voting for approval.
Officials from Local 652 say 75% of the 1,500 workers at the Lansing Assembly and Stamping Plants voted to approve the pact.
Local 598, representing 4,800 GM workers at the Flint Assembly Plant voted 61% in favor of the contract.
Earlier this week, 74% of the UAW Local 668 from the Saginaw Metal Casting Operations in Michigan voted to ratify.
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.
The only local to reject the pact were members of Local 1853 at GM's Spring Hill Tennessee plant. Fifty-one percent of the workers voted against the proposal.
Although the tentative agreement does not promise a new vehicle for the idled Lordstown Assembly Plant, it provides an assistance package for workers impacted by the closure.
Most of the union locals, including Lordstown, are voting on the agreement Thursday and Friday.