The United Auto Workers (UAW) union announced this Saturday in the United States an extension of its strike at General Motors (GM), after days of negotiations.
“Members of Local 1853 working at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing (Tennessee) got the call and joined the strike!” the union noticed a post on X (formerly Twitter).
This announcement comes after this week the UAW announced tentative agreements with Ford and Stellantis following a six-week strike.
The UAW is using concessions accepted by Ford as the minimum to reach an agreement with GM.
The union reached an agreement Wednesday with Ford, an agreement that still needs to be approved by union leaders and ratified by members.
Among other measures, the Ford agreement establishes that workers’ wages will increase by 25% over the next four years.
The new collective agreement also includes improvements for temporary workers, retirees and union rights.
The UAW also reached a similar agreement today with Stellantis, an agreement that President Joe Biden applauded and described as “historic.”
GM’s Tennessee plant has 3,932 workers and makes the Cadillac xt5, XTC6 and the electric Lyriq, as well as the GMC Acadia. Models that are some of GM’s most profitable vehicles.