UAW-GM strike: Union leaders to vote on tentative agreement today

Leaders to decide whether locals will vote

DETROIT – A vote Thursday will determine whether a tentative agreement to end the United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors will go to the local unions.

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Leaders are expected to vote on the tentative agreement that was reached Wednesday, the 31st day of what is the longest strike for the union since the 1970s.

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The tentative agreement includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a 3-4 percent raise and a streamlined path for temporary workers. Workers will maintain their current health care, and the Detroit-Hamtrmack Assembly Plant will remain open.

The Hamtramck Transmission Plant will still close as previously announced.

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