The shutdown began 32 days ago — the longest nationwide strike since 1970 against the Detroit automaker, which cost the company about $2 billion and hit hundreds of millions in wages for workers. The UAW said it wanted the total number of votes from local unions on the provisional agreement by Oct.m 4. It`s never good for a company to close your factory. But if a company is going to close your factory, the best thing you can hope for is a generous buyout package, and that`s what they get. According to the preliminary agreement, workers who have been driven out by the closure of factories in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland can choose a retirement incentive of $75,000 (US$85,000 for crafts), a buyout of up to $US 75,000 based on seniority or several other options. DETROIT ( – Details of the preliminary agreement between the UAW and General Motors have been released as we wait for union leaders to vote to send the deal to union members. The four-year provisional contract with striking General Motors offers workers a mix of wage increases, lump sum payments and a signing bonus of 11,000 $US. In exchange, the contract allows GM to authorize the closure of plants in Lordstown, Ohio, Warren, Michigan and near Baltimore. In addition to the impact on UAW Local 400 in Utica, Lashbrook believes the tentative deal is good. On Friday, union leaders from across the country gathered at the downtown TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Hall, to review the proposed interim agreement and make their recommendation.
The decision comes after the federal corruption investigation found that officials abused funds for bribes and fraud by workers, according to the prosecutor. The existing building overlooking the Detroit River is sold. Only Chicago`s Assembly Plant and lima Engine Plant voted against the preliminary agreement that enters the final day of voting. Chicago is also home to the problematic Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator Starts and a sexual harassment scandal that cost the company millions in legal fees and two years of public apology. The UAW National Ford Council voted Friday to recommend ratification of a preliminary agreement with Ford Motor Co. .