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Tentative General Motors-UAW Contract Faces Defeat as Workers Reject Deal

by Anna

The tentative contract agreement between General Motors (GM) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union appears to be on the verge of defeat as workers at several large factories have rejected the proposed four-year and eight-month deal. While the union’s website shows the deal winning by 686 votes, this count excludes votes from GM assembly plants in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Wentzville, Missouri; Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River in Michigan, and a powertrain plant in Toledo, Ohio, where workers voted against the contract.

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Vote tallies in these locations ranged from 55% to around 60% against the proposed agreement. While waiting for the final totals, workers do not expect an immediate walkout. Voting is still ongoing at Ford and Stellantis, where the deal is passing with 66.1% and 79.7% in favor, respectively.

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The potential defeat of the GM-UAW contract comes after targeted strikes and picket lines by thousands of UAW members against Detroit automakers over a six-week period. The situation remains fluid, and the next steps are uncertain as workers await the final vote totals and potential developments in negotiations between GM and the UAW.

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