Failure to approve proposed GM labor deal would mean strike

Photo courtesy of GM Authority
Photo courtesy of GM Authority

United Auto Workers leadership at the General Motors plant in Kansas City, Kan., says national union leaders have indicated a strike would be inevitable if union members fail to ratify a tentative labor agreement they’re currently considering.

Vicki Hale, the president of the United Auto Workers Local 31 at the Kansas City plant, said a strike is a “last resort” but that union leadership is committed to serving its membership and will follow the “democratic direction” members desire.

Employees at the Kansas City plant voted down the proposed deal, which would maintain health benefits, give every employee a raise and require $8.3 billion of investment into plants over the next four years. One other local union approved the labor deal, and several others were scheduled to vote this week.

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