Lordstown Motors plans to start with hiring 400 production workers.
Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.
Pay raises and a huge signing bonus, union’s top-notch health care changed little.
Four-year deal will be used as a template in bargaining with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Companies suffered varying degrees of damage from the sudden shutdown of operations on Sept. 16.
Flint local is the second-largest, so its approval is a strong sign the contract will be ratified.
They warn if automaker can close their plants, it can close other plants too.
The company called the roughly 2,000 temporarily laid-off workers at Oshawa back Friday to restart production.
A mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and a US$11,000 signing bonus; in exchange for factories closing.
Strike led to a 4.2% decline last month in the making of autos.
GM’s latest offer included wage increases, lump-sum payments, top-notch health insurance, promises of new products for many US factories.
Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.
But signs are UAW and the automaker are progressing on key issues.
Looking for job security: vehicles sold in the US should be made in the US.
Unifor president Jerry Dias believes the automaker can run the plant through to the end of October.