As several voting results waft from United Auto Workers locals, members of at least one local dissatisfaction show the union's tentative agreement with General Motors Co.
Local 1853 members at the Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee voted down the contract 51% to 49% with skilled trades and production votes combined, according to unofficial results on the local site. The skilled trade unionists alone approved the agreement 55% to 45% while production members voted it down 51% to 49%.
Meanwhile, members of Local 1
The 48,000 members of the UAW will continue to strike while reviewing details of the contract with GM and votes. Tuesday marks the strike day 37, one of the longest in GM's history.
The new four-year agreement with GM promises permanent jobs for temporary employees and the elimination of a $ 12,000 profit-sharing cap. It also promises a $ 11,000 bonus if members ratify the contract, which more than offsets the financial losses the members took in the strike. Temporary workers would receive a $ 4,500 bonus upon ratification.
Members would also receive a 3% base salary increase in the second and fourth years of the contract and would pay a 4% one-time bonus in the first and third years.  But the deal also allows GM to shut down three plants: Baltimore Operations in Maryland, Lordstown Assembly in northeastern Ohio and Warren Transmission in southeastern Michigan.
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