UAW Reaches Agreement With General Motors

As a government imposed June 1st bankruptcy deadline looms on the horizon, the UAW is reporting that it has reached a tentative agreement with General Motors and the U.S. Treasury.

The specifics of the agreement will not be made public until the contract is ratified, however, the UAW did say that changes have been made to the employees retiree health trust, referred to as the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association. It is not clear if the UAW has worked out a deal similar to the one with Chrysler that would see the union take control of a portion of the company.

Negotiations between the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), GM and the Canadian Federal and Ontario Provincial governments have yet to result in an agreement.

As with Chrysler, a ratified contract would not necessarily mean that GM would avoid filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

[Source: Automotive News]

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