As their contract was about to terminate, the United Automobile Workers union (UAW) and General Motors (GM) on Sunday night announced a tentative agreement on a latest national agreement that covered around 52,000 employees.
Dennis Williams, the union president, mentioned in a statement, “We believe that this agreement will present stable long-term significant wage gains and job security commitments to UA members now and in the future”.
The details weren’t disclosed yet, and the union said that the tentative agreement continued to have the wage progression formulation forged in the last week agreement with Fiat Chrysler.
Union leaders from GM plants countrywide will gather Wednesday in Detroit to talk about and cast vote on the tentative agreement that would further be put to union members. Fiat Chrysler’s, an Italian-American multinational automobile manufacturer, last week agreement reached only after the rejection of a pervious tentative agreement accord from the union membership.
While specifically the union has not threatened a strike against GM, it mentioned on Saturday that the present contract will end on Sunday, according to the Eastern Time.
The General Motors vice president for North American manufacturing and labor relations, Cathy Clegg, mentioned in a statement that doing partnership with UAW, employees are benefitted from developed constructive solutions and provide elasticity to the company.
The union and Fiat Chrysler signed a four-year deal on last Thursday, includes wages of fresh workers into line with those compared to experienced employees. The two-tier wage system was unanticipated to be as enormous an issue at GM. In Fiat Chrysler, about 45% employees are fresh workers, while GM has only 20% new employees.