On this day in UAW history, GM UAW members went on strike to protect benefits, wages and put an end to the two-tier system. The strike was the longest nationwide auto strike in 50 years.
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more
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Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW concluded a week-long ratification process concerning a tentative agreement negotiated between the UAW and General Motors LLC. A majority of UAW members at General Motors have voted in favor of the tentative agreement, as follows: Total National Agreement bargaining unit results Production 58.3% Yes 41.7% No Skilled Trades 40.5% Yes 59.5% No Overall 55.43% voted for the agreement; 44.57% voted against the agreement. The UAW has not deemed the tentative agreement ratified. Rather, in accordance with the UAW’s Constitution and applicable administrative guidance, the UAW will hold meetings with its UAW-GM Skilled Trades ... Read more
The UAW is considering a contract with GM factory workers. Americans have historically looked to autoworkers to lead the way in raising wages and setting the bar for middle class jobs. During the post war era, UAW contracts were often copied by the steelworkers (USW), electrical workers (IUE), and other industrial unions. The rising wages and benefits of industrial workers, in turn, led to greater demand for goods and services and a rising standard of living for other workers as well. Through labor organizing and collective bargaining, the rank and file of the United Auto Workers union helped raise and ... Read more
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The UAW announced today that it will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford.