United Automobile Workers

Oct 23 2023

Over 1,100 UAW Members at General Dynamics in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania Reach Tentative Agreement After Strike Threat

Just before midnight on Sunday night, 1,100 UAW members who make tanks and armored vehicles for General Dynamics reached a tentative agreement with the company. The workers are members of five UAW Locals across three UAW Regions: Lima, OH (Region 2B, Locals 2075 & 2147); Sterling Heights, MI (Region 1, Locals 412 & 1248), and Scranton, PA (Region 9, Local 1193).

After weeks of contentious negotiations, and a strike authorization vote with 97% of members voting in favor, workers have won a four-year deal that provides a 14% wage increase, protects against inflation with a folded-in COLA that equals 11% of the top wage, with automatic COLA fold-in in the future, reduces the time it takes to get to top pay, and beats back the company‚Äôs proposed healthcare concessions. 

The membership will hold a ratification vote on the agreement, with further details to be announced. 

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Jonah Furman
UAW
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