Until it closed in 2019, the General Motors Assembly Plant in Lordstown offered some of the most sought-after jobs in the Mahoning Valley.

This weekend, 1,600 workers at Ultium Cells in Lordstown are voting on a contract that the United Autoworkers Union Local 1112 Bargaining Committee Chairman says will make Ultium “the most desired place of employment in the tri-county area.”

Voting on the three-year local labor agreement with General Motors began Friday morning and will wrap up at 5 a.m. Sunday.

The pact includes wage increases, a 10 percent premium for night shift workers, overtime incentives, backpay for 401k, and local language specific for Ultium.

UAW members will receive a $3,000 lump ratification bonus if the agreement is approved.

Union officials say there’s a 30% wage increase over three years for production, quality, SRP, and material handling workers.

Workers starting in those categories will start at $26.91, with wages reaching $30.50 after a year on the job.  By September 2027, those workers will be making $35 an hour.

Maintenance employees will be paid $43.79 three years from now.

In addition, the contract offers full pay for bereavement, jury duty, and short-term military duty, along with improved holiday pay.

The contract includes language on seniority, shift preferences, department transfers, overtime, layoffs, recalls, discipline and job security.

Further details of the contract can be seen below: