Four-year agreement approved by UAW leadership includes the creation of 200 new jobs at the facility.
Richest contract of the Detroit 3; more than $10,000 in bonuses for most workers.
Agreement covers 52,600 US auto workers at 62 GM facilities in the US.
Election on exclusive bargaining rights would only apply to the about 165 “skilled trade” workers at the plant.
Union members vote 77% in favour of the agreement, which covers 40,000 workers at 23 US factories.
Union cites significant gains; deal awaits membership approval.
Union members overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract agreement last week.
Master labour contract covers plant workers in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
New deal had pay raises but didn’t end a lower wage rate for those hired after 2007.
Deal is for a six-year term; company will not release other specifics publicly.
Leaders still hope for approval this week.
Workers cited issues such as wage caps and growing use of temporary workers in their vote to join the union.
But the hard work of getting workers to pass it remains.
Addresses pay and healh care issues but no specifics revealed.
Bargaining continues on a new four-year agreement, deal is near.