WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Members of the local automobile labor union approved a new deal with General Motors as part of a nationwide vote to end a five-week strike.
Exactly 3,300 members of United Auto Workers 2250 cast ballots on Thursday; 20 ballots were invalid.
The local UAW agreed to the agreement with a final summary of 2,115 to 1,185 votes.
The nationwide votes are expected to be announced on Friday. The agreement depends on national support.
Last week, union dealers and General Motors reached a preliminary agreement where members would receive a signing bonus and an hourly wage hike for veteran workers during the life of this new contract, as well as a reduction in employee contributions to their health insurance. This agreement can also affect temporary workers by offering a path to full-time jobs.