UAW Members Vote To Ratify GM Contract20
The UAW has voted to ratify the General Motors contract proposal, with roughly 57% of union members voting in favor of the deal.
According to the Detroit Free Press, more than 38,000 UAW GM workers voted during the ratification process. GM employs around 46,000 UAW workers in total.
While neither GM nor the UAW has yet to officially comment on the results, tallies point to the proposal being narrowly passed. Voting closed at 4 p.m. ET and GM is expected to release a comment on the matter sometime tonight.
It’s not clear when UAW GM employees will return to work. However, with GM desperate to get its production lines back up and running, the automaker will be keen to see workers return to their respective manufacturing plants as soon as possible.
As per the contract, UAW members will receive an $11,000 ratification bonus for passing the proposal, while temporary workers will receive $4,500. They will also receive a 3-percent wage increase and 4-percent lump-sum payment on alternating years of the four-year contract, along with the same healthcare plan. GM also agreed to invest $7.7 billion in its US manufacturing operations under the deal, which will see the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant remain open for the foreseeable future. Lordstown Assembly in Ohio will remain closed under the deal, as will the automaker’s Warren and Baltimore Transmission plants.
The UAW strike against GM started on September 16 and has cost the automaker nearly $2 billion so far, as per analyst estimates. The strike lasted a total of 40 days, making it the longest GM employee strike since the union held a 67-day strike back in 1970.
GM and the UAW’s agreed-upon contract will now be used as the basis for the UAW’s contract negotiations with Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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Source: Detroit Free Press
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Go on strike and end up profiting thousands more through ratification bonus than you would’ve earned hourly working.
What a joke. Unions aren’t going away, but their power needs to be put in check, especially when they can effect national and global economies and hundreds of thousands of non-union workers at suppliers and the like.
Something about Mary and her hair gel !!! Alot of unhappy UAW ! That’s never good for car/truck consumers.
GM derives profit mainly from full-size trucks and these customers mostly don’t give a damn about UAW. The most staunch UAW supporters (the liberals) actually are Toyota customers.
Let’s see what happens now at Ford and FCA. Ford looks vulnerable with credit downgrade, huge losses in international markets and now pricing pressure in its F-series models. I think GM has gone for a contract that is very onerous to Ford and FCA. And these two companies can’t afford strike.
Not to mention the Explorer/Aviator launch disaster at Ford and FCAs “let’s build a new multi-product $billion plant right in Detroit!!” decision.
Ford is screwed. The best they can hope for now is becoming the pick-up division of the VW empire.
Now the bums at GM should go back to work knowing that GM has permanently loss more market share as it does after every strike.
Chinese and Mexican workers don’t strike and do the exact same work for less than 10 cents on the dollar.
who got stabbed in the back worse this week? UAW lordstown members or the kurds?
What king of idiots give this a thumbs down? Closing American factories and moving jobs to Mexico is not ok. Sorry to say that The only way you will understand is when you lose your jobs due to offshoring, outsourcing and corporate green.
GM used to be a great company, perhaps the greatest we have seen yet. But because unions had the power to negotiate while having a strangehold on management, they extracted everything from GM. GM’s labour cost became so ridiculous that it could not compete with non-union OEMs.
Since ’60s to bankruptcy, GM UAW workers did the best, but rest everyone was a loser.
Tell us exactly what is GMs labor cost? Amazing how everyone follows propaganda and repeats misinformation.
The fact is GMs labor cost is about 5% of the cost of the vehicle.
If all the uaw worked for free you would hardly notice a reduction in car prices.
You are missing the point that it is a low margin business, so 5% is actually a big number relative to the profit (10%). And it is 5% only because GM is making also in Mexico. Also, these are good times.
Whether it is a BS can be tested by this:
1960 – today: GM UAW workers the best earning among non college educated workforce
1960 – today: GM shareholders among the worst of listed companies
When UAW had the power they extracted it all. I think maybe going forward the company has got some of the power back, and they are 100% right to safeguard the future of wider stakeholders (not just UAW).
You are exactly right and this is exactly why the US manufacturing base has moved mostly to China in addition to being extremely litigious.
Despite what the lying orange carrot says, manufacturing in the US is at a 50 year low and isn’t coming back.
Swimming in BS,
That’s completely false. Why do you think BMW’s new plant is in Mexico where starting wages are $1.67/hour?
Thanks Mary !!!
UAW !!!!!!! Glad I’ve retired in Mexico fishing, boating diving, and not a union rep. Anymore, it’s not a brotherhood anymore, bunch of stuffed shirts, and no panties under the skirts, Will GM ever be great again ?
What does this mean for the Blazer? Will it go to Hamtrack or will it stay in Mexico?
The Blazer was not mentioned in the agreement so it will stay in Mexico.
You can’t just switch stuff up like that and Mexican workers never strike and probably build a better product.
I’m taking my blazer to Mexico !!! Again !!!
I know different story.? however it will be next to my Tahoe!!!!
So 43% of the workers voted against this ridiculous overpaid package?
Apple doesn’t have these issues since they make 100% of their products in China and the quality is top notch. Apple is swimming in money with a market cap is over 300 X the net worth of GM.
So Mary, get rid of these fat, lazy overpaid bums!
the phony smile and handshake on Mary -what model will she kill next or what employee will be let go ( it should be her ) or send another model out of the STATES