Report: UAW and GM Reach a Tentative Agreement

UAW negotiators and GM have reached a labor deal that both sides can live with. With that, there is an end in sight for the month-long strike that has cost both the union and the manufacturer dearly.

Although the strike won’t end immediately, the national GM council will gather in Detroit tomorrow to vote on whether or not to end the work stoppage.

Regardless of their decision, the deal will still have to be ratified by UAW members, but for now at least the tentative agreement is a big step forward.

Details of the agreement are not yet available, but the most recent GM offer included investment worth $7.7 billion in US plants and guarantees to hire temporary workers into full-time positions, according to sources who spoke to Automotive News and Reuters.

“The number one priority of the national negotiation team has been to secure a strong and fair contract that our members deserve,” said Terry Dittes, UAW Vice President, Director of the UAW GM Department, in a statement. “Out of respect for our members, we will refrain from commenting on the details until the UAW GM leaders gather together and receive all details.”

Members of the UAW are expected to hold ratification votes in the coming weeks. If members ratify the deal, negotiations will move on to either Ford or FCA.

We will continue to follow this unfolding story as it develops.

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