UAW National GM Council expected to vote on deal

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 13:12:05-04

(WXYZ) — United Auto Workers Union officials are currently hearing about the tentative agreement with General Motors.

They will vote yes or no to recommend it to 46,000 members who continue to be on strike on day 31.

One group is very vocal about voting no on the doorstep of the closed-door meeting.

GM had planned to close four plants, with two of them in metro Detroit. Only one of those four, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be saved in the agreement. A big plant has already closed in Lordstown, Ohio, and several of those workers are making their voices heard.

The last Chevy Cruze was made in Ohio in March and 1,500 lost their jobs there. Some 1,200 of those workers were given new jobs in GM, but had to move to other states.

7 Action News has also learned that the Lordstown plant will not be saved in the tentative agreement. They are urging a new vote and to go back to the bargaining table.