GM plans to invest $7.7 billion, which has created and maintained 9,000 jobs, according to the pages of the agreement obtained by the Detroit News. The 2015 contract included an $8.3 billion commitment. Nearly 200 local auto worker executives voted Thursday to send a preliminary agreement with General Motors Co. to members. If the provisional agreement does not get a majority of votes, it is again up to the rope for GM negotiators and the GM UAW negotiating committee to reach agreement on the objections raised. GM-UAW`s more than 48,000 employees, including 17,000 in Michigan, have been unemployed for 32 days – the longest national strike against GM since 1970. For now, the work stoppage continues, although now that the UAW-GM National Council has sent an interim agreement to members, employees of GM suppliers may soon return to work. However, a ratified treaty is not guaranteed. The longest and largest auto strike in decades ended this week, when UAW members employed by General Motors Co.
ratified the interim agreement between the union and the automaker. Nearly 50,000 UAW members went on strike on September 16 to seek fair wages, affordable health care, profit sharing, job security and a definite path to permanent seniority for temporary workers. With the victory of the UAW members, workers from across the country congratulated the strikers and thanked them for opposing corporate greed. Here`s what people said: As part of the agreement, full-time workers who worked for three years or more would be permanently hired from January 6, a priority request from the UAW and many members. Part-time workers who have worked for at least two uninterrupted years become regular employees as of January 1, 2020. Temporary workers who work for at least one year are also entitled to paid and unpaid leisure time. The agreement also includes ratification bonuses of $11,000 (compared to $8,000 in 2015) for permanent employees. Temporary employees would receive a $US 4,500 ratification bonus, up from 2,000 $US in 2015.