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General Motors establishes tentative deal with UAW

General Motors reached a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers union early Monday following last week's Ford and Stellantis deals

General Motors reached a tentative deal with United Auto Workers leaders early Monday morning, signaling the end of the union’s six-week strike against Detroit automakers.

General Motors is the last of Big-Three to finalize a deal with the UAW, which sought to hasten an agreement through intensified strike efforts against the car manufacturer over the weekend. According to CNBC, GM’s offer includes terms similar to those found in the Ford and Stellantis deals, accepted last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. If true, then United Auto Workers members at all three companies will receive 25% pay raises in addition to cost-of-living adjustments, accelerated paths to permanent job roles for temporary workers and improved benefits.

Union members must still ratify the contracts, leaving the possibility open for strikes to resume in the near future. However, assuming the UAW follows the same pattern of behavior it showed following the Ford and Stellantis agreements, employees will likely return to work at General Motors before they hold a vote on whether to accept the terms of the deal. The United Auto Workers union has yet to announce a timeline for ratification.

The General Motors agreement arrives just one week after the automaker posted its third-quarter earnings, revealing it had beat analyst expectations for the period in spite of the UAW strike. However, in later remarks, the brand claimed it had lost $800 million since employee walkouts began in mid-September and withdrew its full-year financial guidance. Of all Detroit-Three brands, negotiations between GM executives and United Auto Workers leaders were arguably the most intense, resulting in frequent strike escalations and traded blows during media appearances.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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