UAW accepts GM contract offer
UAW member's 40-day strike against General Motors has ended, as union members vote to ratify the proposed contract.
Union member's votes to approve the contract with GM were tallied Friday afternoon.
This was the longest automotive strike in 50 years UAW reports.
"General Motors members have spoken,” said Terry Dittes, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW-GM Department, “We are all so incredibly proud of UAW-GM members who captured the hearts and minds of a nation. Their sacrifice and courageous stand addressed the two-tier wage structure and permanent temporary worker classification that has plagued working-class Americans.”
UAW 1112 members in Lordstown voted Thursday to reject the offer with 412 against and 61 for.
The new agreement leaves the Lordstown Assembly Plant idled but does provide an assistance package for workers impacted by the closure.
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