United Auto Workers
Unifor president Jerry Dias says the unions “will not allow trade to pit worker against worker.”
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Union says carmaker would recognize UAW as member representative if it dropped a challenge on the outcome of an election.
A lopsided 108-44 win at Chattanooga plant for machinery maintenance personnel
Dissenters say union failed to win back painful concessions workers made when automakers were struggling in new labour contracts.
Unions will work together to boost wages and working conditions for the 100,000 people working for German employers in the US auto sector.
Four-year agreement approved by UAW leadership includes the creation of 200 new jobs at the facility.
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.