UAW at GM’s Parma Metal Center approve contract after national monthlong strike

UAW at GM’s Parma Metal Center approve contract after national monthlong strike

UAW at GM’s Parma Metal Center approve contract after national monthlong strike

With about one-third of the United Auto Workers union votes counted as of Thursday morning, an estimated 55% of the remaining members would have to vote "no" for the proposed deal to fail, said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research in MI. However, in MI, members in Flint, Lansing, Saginaw and Warren have passed the vote. In Flint, 60.9% of UAW Local 598 members voted yes and 39.1% voted no, but the number of yes and no votes were not posted.

A final verdict is expected Friday evening after more than 50,000 UAW workers cast their vote. UAW Local 1112 was scheduled to vote until 8 p.m. Thursday.

The UAW's strike against GM began on September 16 and has now lasted 39 days. The national union had said that members would remain on picket lines until the contract was approved. The local said results would not be available until Friday. The proposed contract includes 3% raises, a 4% lump-sum payment, an $11,000 ratification bonus for permanent employees and a $4,500 ratification bonus for temporary employees.

GM workers in Saginaw represented by UAW Local 668 were the first to vote in MI and approved the proposed contract on Sunday, Oct. 20.

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