Seven months after United Auto Workers members at the Ultium Cells plant in Lordstown voted to join gm's master agreement with the union, they're getting a clearer picture of what their first contract will look like.

"I think everything is looking up for us," said one employee.

They spent part of their Wednesday in meetings to hear exactly what benefits they'll be earning.
Those include wage increases, raises for skilled trade workers, and establishing health and safety representatives.
The deal also promises time and a half pay and paid relief time.

Lori Lovitz's dad worked at the gm plant for more than 30 years.
With such strong union ties in her family, she's looking forward to reaping the benefits of the new pact.

"These guys on the bargaining committee, they have blood, sweat and tears, gone months and months and months to get us the best deal they could get," she said.

Tamicka Butler told us she had some reservations about the rules governing transfers and seniority, but still plans to vote 'yes'. Her coworkers - including those who didn't want to be on camera - echoed her enthusiasm.

"I think it's a win-win all over," one of them said.

The next step is for the Ultium employees to vote on the tentative agreement. They'll start voting at 5am Friday and continue through 5am Sunday.