Workers at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan have rejected the new tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors. Ratification votes among UAW membership have been ongoing since union negotiators reached an acceptable contract proposal with the automaker late last month. In order to put the new agreement into effect, a majority of UAW members across General Motors’ UAW-represented workforce must vote in favor of the agreement.
According to a report from local NBC affiliate WILX-10, which cites ratification vote results from UAW Local 602, 61 percent of UAW workers at the Lansing Delta Township plant voted against the new proposal, while 39 percent voted in favor. The vote was split between production workers and skilled trades workers, with 37 percent of production workers voting in favor and 63 percent voting against, and 60 precent of skilled trades workers voting in favor and 40 percent voting against.
UAW members at the Lansing Delta Township plant voted on ratification between November 13th, 2023, and November 14th, 2023. The results from Lansing Delta Township follow ratification vote results from the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, where UAW members also voted down the proposal, with 67.5 percent of union members voting against, and 32.5 percent voting in favor. Workers at the GM Lake Orion plant and GM Factory Zero plant, both of which are located in Michigan, have voted in favor of the agreement, albeit by a slim margin. Last week, workers at the GM Flint plant in Michigan voted against the agreement, while workers at the GM Romulus Powertrain plant, Pontiac Metal Center, and Marion Metal Center have also voted against the agreement.
At present estimates from ratification votes across GM’s UAW-represented facilities place the overall total at an even split between those in favor and those against ratifying the new contract. That said, it’s now looking as though the overall vote may tip to No once the votes from a few of the automaker’s big plants are tabulated, including Arlington, Fort Wayne, and Wentzville.
Meanwhile, UAW members at Ford and Stellantis appear to be voting in favor of their respective agreements.
The latest General Motors contract proposal was reached after a 46-day strike.