The United Auto Workers confirmed Monday that workers at all three major Detroit automaker—General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis—had voted to accept tentative agreements reached after strikes against all three.
Results at Ford and Stellantis came in the next Monday, November 20, and approved the tentative agreement by much higher margins: At Ford, the largest voting group, 69.3% of 38,504 participating union members voted to ratify, and at Stellantis, 70.0% of their 26,696 voting members did as well.
In all, 64% of UAW workers approved the contracts reached after the union’s six-week “Stand-Up Strike,” which saw the union call localized strikes for leverage. The contracts cover roughly 150,000 UAW-represented autoworkers.
“The members have spoken,” said UAW President Shawn Fain, in a statement. Fain added the UAW’s next priority is to “take our strike muscle and our fighting spirit to the rest of the industries we represent, and to millions of non-union workers.”
In a video statement released November 20, Gerald Johnson, Executive VP of GM Global Manufacturing, said the contract would “reward our team members, provides great product for our customers, and protects the future of our business.”
This is an updated story. The original story is below.
Two weeks after the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement with General Motors, UAW-represented employees have voted to ratify it. That’s according to the latest figures from the union, which show 54.7% of 36,000 ballots cast approving the deal with all voting GM factories reporting results as of Friday, November 18.
Ford and Stellantis both still have factories yet to vote on the deal, but workers at both are expected to ratify their own tentative agreements at higher margins than GM workers have. At both factories, votes in favor of the tentative agreement are enough for ratification even if all remaining workers vote against it.