UAW Continues Strike While Voting on Deal
Oct. 18, 2019—The United Auto Workers union said they will keep their strike going and stay off work at General Motors plants while they vote on a proposed contract, according to a report by Reuters.
The proposed contract delivers higher pay for full-time workers and better terms for temporary workers but allows the automaker to close three U.S. plants.
The strikers have until Oct. 25 to vote on the contract.
GM hopes the deal can be approved expeditiously. “We encourage the UAW to move as quickly as possible through the ratification process, so we can resume operations and get back to producing vehicles for our customers,” the company said in a statement.