United Auto Workers Seal Historic Contracts With Big Three Automakers After Prolonged Strike

Following a momentous six-week strike by workers at the Big Three automakers earlier this fall, United Auto Workers (UAW) union members at Ford have ratified a tentative contract, joining their counterparts at Stellantis and General Motors. 

Preliminary results reveal that 68% of Ford’s nearly 35,000 union members voted in favor of the agreement. Similarly, over 68% of the more than 26,000 Stellantis union members approved their contract. GM’s agreement, ratified earlier, garnered approximately 55% support from nearly 36,000 voting union members. 

While some plants are still voting, the overall outcome is unlikely to change. The historic strike, spanning nearly 50 days, sought improved wages and benefits for UAW members at Stellantis, Ford, and GM.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell