ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Oct. 17, 2019

Here are this morning's top stories

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

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.

Follow live updates here.

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.

A look at what's in the UAW-GM tentative agreement

Local 4 confirmed a number of corners of the final deal: It starts with plant investment, totaling $9 billion -- a big step up from the original $2 billion. Most of it will be UAW-GM work but a sizable chunk goes to joint ventures.

Lions-Packers controversy

Billboards have sprung up on Metro Detroit freeways showing an NFL referee wearing a cheesehead.

The signs come after the controversial calls that more than likely impacted the outcome of the Lions-Packers matchup on Monday Night Football.

 Weather: Cold start before weekend warmup

We will be tracking rain today. Check the radar here:

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More local headlines

  • Detroit: Motorcyclist dies after collision with minivan
  • River Rouge: Lawsuit alleges Detroit mayor ordered DDOT to stop putting River Rouge school ads on buses
  • Ypsilanti: Bald eagle spotted outside Ypsilanti school
  • Ann Arbor: Police officer has special guest visit her
  • Detroit: Police release surveillance video of carjacking at gas station

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Amber is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Journalism and Screen Studies degree. She is a writer and photographer who covers music and local beer, when she's not covering news. Amber is also a member of the Michigan National Guard.