PARMA, OH – United Auto Workers Local 1
Mike Caldwell, president of Local 1005, says the vote was 52% in favor and 48% against.
Some union members claim that General Motors' inability to commit to reopening closed factories and promising not to close factories in the future is a reason to vote against the contract.
The head of the Tennessee reunification union, where many GM Lordstown workers transferred after the plant shut down narrowly voted on the agreement last week.
Caldwell says the vote was close to many heads of the union. "In most of the plants, it was pretty close to passing or failed. I don't know if anyone else failed at that point. It depends entirely on membership, there are no hidden issues in the contract, everything is wide open so they can make an educated choice about what is best for them and their families, "Caldwell said Wednesday morning, with nearly 1,000 workers at the GM Parma Metal Center voting.
UAW heads nationwide have until 4 pm On Friday vote on the preliminary deal and potentially end the 40-day strike. [1 9659004] 49,000 workers across the country left work on September 16, when the union and company failed to reach an agreement.
The UAW National Authority will make the final decision when to end the strike.
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