Plus: GM, UAW proposed to reach the provisional agreement; Strike continues people near GM and the UAW told the Free Press that it was important to get a new interim contract with Aramark at about the same time as having one with GM. Otherwise, UAW workers for both parties face the possibility of crossing the picket lines of the other. On this site, you`ll find a digital multimedia kit with background information on the Canadian automotive industry and details about the factory sites, product products and the number of workers represented by Unifor. If approved by the National Council, the proposal will officially become an interim agreement that will be subject to ratification by GM`s temporary workers. The ratification is expected to last one to two weeks. Sean Crawford, a union worker at Flint Assembly, said that if the details of the proposal fell short of what he had on strike, he was willing to continue walking on the picket lines. Tuesday`s Reuters report, which quoted two un nominees with knowledge of the negotiations, said GM executives, CEO Mary Barra and President Mark Reuss, participated in negotiations with Auto United workers` representatives and allegedly went through the final details before announcing an agreement on Wednesday. Barra also met with UAW representatives on 9 October. In a brief statement on the agreement, GM said: “We can confirm the UAW statement on a proposed interim agreement.
Further details will be provided in due course. UPDATE 17.10.19, 3:30 p.m.m: Automotive News reports this afternoon that the terms are being discussed in the proposed agreement. The UAW GM Council met today for most of the day, but has not yet made a recommendation for a vote on ratification. Under the terms of the interim agreement, the Hamtramck plant near Detroit, which currently employs about 800 people to build the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala, would not close as planned and GM would build its future electric pick-up truck there; but the Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, with transmission sites in Michigan and Maryland, would close permanently.