GM-UAW Negotiators Have Tentative Agreement on the UAW

The closing bell has wrung, but there is no decision yet.

Today, after five weeks of negotiations, the UAW GM National Negotiators and UAW GM Vice President Terry Dittes announced the existence of a Proposed Tentative Agreement with General Motors. The elected national negotiators voted to recommend the UAW GM National Council accept the Proposed Tentative Agreement “as the agreement represents major gains for UAW workers.”

Actually, the agreement will not be ratified until UAW-GM membership across the U.S. votes to approve it.

In a terse statement GM said, “We can confirm the UAW’s statement regarding a proposed tentative agreement. Additional details will be provided at the appropriate time.”

Terry Dittes, Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department, said, “We will go over the details when the Council meets tomorrow morning in Detroit… In the meantime, continue the picket lines until after the UAW-GM National Council concludes business tomorrow, Thursday, October 17, 2019, and then you will receive further instructions.”

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