GM And UAW Reach Tentative Deal To End Massive Strike

The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday that it reached a tentative agreement with General Motors that could end a monthlong strike by nearly 50,000 workers. A union council still needs to sign off on the package brokered by top union negotiators before the longest auto strike in a generation is called off. If the council…

GM And UAW Reach Tentative Deal To End Massive Strike

The United Auto Workers union announced Wednesday that it reached a tentative agreement with General Motors that could end a monthlong strike by nearly 50,000 workers.
A union council still needs to sign off on the package brokered by top union negotiators before the longest auto strike in a generation is called off. If the council approves it, it would go to the full membership for a ratification vote.
The strike could end as early as Thursday, when the council is set to meet. But union leaders may decide to continue the work stoppage until members officially ratify the proposal, which could take days.
GM employees walked off the job on Sept. 16, shortly after their previous contract with the company expired. Since then they have forgone hundreds of millions of dollars in wages, while GM lost more than an estimated $1 billion in profits due to the work stoppage. The workers have maintained picket lines day and night at every unionized GM facility in the U.S.
By presenting an offer to the council for approval, the union’s negotiating team may feel they have moved the company as far as they can. Indeed, pr
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