The proposed interim agreement will be discussed Thursday by the National Council, nearly 200 union leaders who meet in Detroit at 10.30 .m Thursday. If they agree, an interim agreement will be formally submitted to the ratification of GM staff represented by the UAW. GM-UAW`s more than 48,000 employees, including 17,000 in Michigan, have been unemployed for 32 days, the longest national strike against GM since 1970. The United Automobiles Workers` interim four-year agreement with General Motors Co. would give temporary workers a means to obtain fully equipped employment, would not change health plans, remove the profit-sharing cap, give pay increases or bonuses each year of the contract, and offer a record ratification bonus, according to a summary of the union contract. After that, the heavyweights who came to the table needed to revive progress towards a deal. GM President Barra and UAW President Gary Jones met with negotiators just days before the two sides finally reached an interim agreement. General Motors and United Auto Workers have reached an interim agreement to end the strike that began a month ago, as announced by the union on Wednesday. The NATIONAL council of the UAW GM will vote on the agreement on Thursday. GM plans to invest $7.7 billion, which has created and maintained 9,000 jobs, according to the pages of the agreement obtained by the Detroit News.
The 2015 contract included an $8.3 billion commitment. Here`s what the Free Press is able to learn about the details of the UAW`s preliminary agreement proposal with General Motors. If the provisional agreement does not get a majority of votes, it is again up to the rope for GM negotiators and the GM UAW negotiating committee to reach agreement on the objections raised. The agreement will include salary increases, a ratification bonus of at least $9,000, GM`s promises to create or maintain 9,000 jobs over the next four years, a way for temporary workers to become permanent, and other elements. And with respect to discipline, as stated in the agreement, the company will retain paragraph 64 of the 2015 master`s contract, which states that “management will not take into account previous violations that occurred more than two years ago.” The agreement also includes ratification bonuses of $11,000 (compared to $8,000 in 2015) for permanent employees. Temporary employees would receive a $US 4,500 ratification bonus, up from 2,000 $US in 2015.