The tentative agreement between General Motors and UAW is back on track for ratification. On Wednesday, almost 54% of autoworkers voted for the deal, and later in the day, the union finalized the votes. The approval from autoworkers shows a swing in voting trends after various major assembly plants voted against the deal.
General Motors and UAW agreed on a deal a few days ago. However, many autoworkers from various large plants voted against the deal. Despite that, as per voting results that came yesterday, most autoworkers seem to have supported the deal. Hence, the deal is back on track for ratification. Out of approximately 30,700 workers, 54% voted for the ratification of the deal.
This approval from autoworkers shows a swing in voting trends. This is because workers from major GM assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee voted against the deal. This has made the prospects of the deal uncertain. These workers represented more than 19K workers out of GM’s 50K union employees.
According to CNBC.com,
“Later Wednesday morning, GM’s Arlington Assembly plant in Texas, which represents 4,900 autoworkers, voted in support of the deal, with roughly 60% of production workers and 65% of skilled trades union workers voting in favor. A joint venture battery plant now included under the tentative agreements also had 96%, or 1,313 votes, in support of the pact.”
On the other hand, UAW autoworkers at Ford Motors and Stellantis are also continuing to vote. The results in these cases are largely in favor of the deals. As per reports, the voting will conclude by Friday. The UAW has reached a deal with each automaker separately. Hence, the voting is also happening separately for each case.