UPDATE 17.10.19, 3:30 p.m.m: Automotive News reports this afternoon that the terms are discussed in the proposed agreement. The UAW GM Council met today for most of the day, but has not yet made a recommendation for a vote on ratification. Under the terms of the interim agreement, the Hamtramck plant near Detroit, which currently employs about 800 people to build the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala, would not close as planned and GM would build its future electric pick-up truck there; but the Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, with transmission sites in Michigan and Maryland, would close permanently. GM made a statement to AN in which it said it would continue its battery production projects in Ohio and invest $9 billion in U.S. plants. The interim agreement comes after GM Chief Mary Barra and President Mark Reuss negotiated for the first time at the negotiating table on Tuesday morning. The Council should review all the details of the proposed preliminary agreement and then vote on whether to send the agreement to members, said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. The Council will also decide whether members will remain on strike until a new treaty is ratified. The proposed interim agreement will be discussed Thursday by the National Council, nearly 200 union leaders who meet in Detroit at 10.30 .m Thursday. If they agree, an interim agreement will be formally submitted to the ratification of GM staff represented by the UAW. Tuesday`s Reuters report, which quoted two un nominees with knowledge of the negotiations, said GM executives, CEO Mary Barra and President Mark Reuss, participated in negotiations with Auto United workers` representatives and allegedly went through the final details before announcing an agreement on Wednesday.
Barra also met with UAW representatives on 9 October. General Motors and United Auto Workers have reached an interim agreement to end the strike that began a month ago, as announced by the union on Wednesday. The NATIONAL council of the UAW GM will vote on the agreement on Thursday. The UAW sued GM over its restructuring plan and said it was violating a 2015 collective agreement. A calendar of events that lead to the preliminary agreement that still needs to be approved by workers follows follows: it usually takes about two weeks for local leaders to clarify their membership on what is in the agreement and for the vote to take place on the premises across the country, Dziczek said. UAW and GM announce that they have reached an interim agreement that still needs to be approved by members before the strike officially ends.