Local UAW-GM union members to meet in Detroit Thursday, settlement could be in the works

Posted at 7:11 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 08:08:46-04

(WXYZ) — A settlement could soon be in the works between General Motors and the United Autoworkers Union.

UAW sources are telling 7 Action News there is no tentative agreement at this time and talks will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Those sources won't speculate whether an agreement is close. And they say the Union Council will meet to give input on issues involved in the talks if there is no agreement by Thursday.

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The union has sent out a call to all GM-UAW local presidents, chairpersons, and other local leaders to be in Detroit on Thursday. These are members of the Union Council who would discuss and vote on a tentative agreement reached at the bargaining table.

The council meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marriott Hotel inside the Renaissance Center.

The letter says the agenda includes a "contract update" and any other agenda items to be determined.

These local union leaders will be coming into Detroit from 10 states where GM has union operations.

There is no word on a tentative agreement but this could signal one is close.

The Council could also vote on whether to continue the strike until a ratification vote of the rank and file is completed.