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UAW members at GM Spring Hill plant reject contract

UAW members at GM Spring Hill plant reject contract

General Motors workers at its plants in several states are voting against a tentative contract between the United Auto Workers union and the automaker, according to the British Daily Mail. Track voting in the UAW And the results issued by the local federation.

Members at GM’s assembly plants in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and Lansing/Delta Township voted overwhelmingly against the proposed deal along with workers at the automaker’s Toledo propulsion systems plant and engine plant in Tonawanda, New York.

The union’s tentative agreements covering 146,000 Detroit Three autoworkers provide 27% compound wage increases, cost-of-living adjustments, increased retirement contributions, billions of dollars in investments and product customization, and a path to temporary or additional full-time employment. Workers who will start at $21 per hour. The UAW reached deals with GM and Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis NV after more than 40 days of targeted strikes at factories.

GM and the UAW declined to comment Tuesday on the certification results.

Sixty-eight percent of Local 1853 members in Spring Hill voted against the contract, according to the union’s vote tracker. Workers at Spring Hill manufacture the GMC Acadia SUVs, the Cadillac XT5 and XT6 SUVS, and the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV.

In Local 602, 61% of members working at GM’s Lansing Delta plant voted against the contract, According to the results on the local website. Both the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse are manufactured at the Lansing Delta plant.

At the Toledo Transfer Station, 56% of members in Local 14 voted against the contract, according to local results obtained and confirmed by the Detroit News. At Tonawanda Engine, which will receive a $300 million investment to produce the electric vehicle’s drive unit if the contract passes, 57% of members in Local 774 voted no, according to a UAW vote tracker.

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Last week, a majority of the 598 local members at GM’s Flint Truck plant voted against the deal, with 51.8% rejecting it, according to results shared on a local Facebook page last week.

Workers like Stephanie Riley, a 17-year GM employee at GM’s Flint heavy-duty truck plant, voted against the tentative agreement.

“The bottom line is that traditional members feel like we’ve been waiting forever for a fair contract,” Riley said in a statement. “And while we’re very happy to raise levels and temporary staff to full pay, we’re tired of putting things off. Our wages haven’t reflected inflation for a long time. And many of us are really feeling the effects of an inflated economy.”

UAW members at other large GM plants, including the Fort Wayne, Ind., assembly plant where light trucks are made, are voting on the tentative contract Tuesday.

Workers at GM’s Fairfax Association in Kansas, members of Local 31, approved the contract with a 52% vote in favor of the deal, according to UAW vote tracking. Fairfax will receive a $391 million investment for electric vehicles if the contract passes. Both the Cadillac XT4 SUV and Chevrolet Malibu sedan are manufactured in Fairfax.

Some Ford workers also voted against their proposed contract. More than 54% of workers at a Ford truck plant in Kentucky voted against the deal. According to the UAW’s vote tracker.

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