GM, UAW get tentative agreement for Subsystem’s manufacturing workers

A strike that could have halted production of some of General Motors’ most profitable and important vehicles was narrowly averted Thursday.

About 15 minutes before a 10 am strike deadline, GM and the UAW reached a tentative agreement for a new contract for about 600 of GM’s Subsystems Manufacturing LLC employees.

The details of that agreement are not yet known.

“The UAW will now focus on the ratification process,” GM Spokesman Dan Flores said in a statement. “We won’t be discussing details of the tentative agreement until the ratification process is complete.”

The subsystem employees have a different contract than that of the 48,000 GM hourly workforce in the US that went on strike in 2019.

The subsystem workforce’s contract expired 14 months ago and after repeatedly failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, the UAW set a strike deadline for 10 am Thursday for the subsystem workers at Flint Assembly, Factory Zero, Lansing Grand River and Orion Assembly plants.

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