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If the deal is approved by workers, the union will begin the next negotiation with Ford Motor Co or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) covering many of the same topics. The UAW had previously agreed to temporarily renew the contract with the two automakers, while it focused on GM. The agreement also includes ratification bonuses of US$11,000 compared to US$8,000 in 2015 for permanent employees. Temporary workers would receive a bonus of US$4500 for ratification, up from US$2,000 in 2015. The company would pay the bonuses during the second payment period after the agreement is ratified. A $12,000 cap on profit-sharing will also be removed, and permanent employees will continue to receive $1,000 for every $1 billion in pre-tax profits GM makes in North America. Nearly 200 local United Auto Workers leaders voted Thursday to send members a preliminary agreement with General Motors Co. The automaker said during discussions that it had proposed „solutions“ for the Lordstown assembly plant and a large assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, which were to close. A group linked to electric truck manufacturer Workhorse Group had offered to acquire the Lordstown plant. GM also said it had proposed a „union site for battery production in the United States.“ The four-year interim agreement proposed by United Automobiles Workers with General Motors Co. offer temporary agency workers a path to a totally unshakable job, not change health plans, remove the profit-benefit cap, grant wage increases or bonuses each year of the contract and offer a record ratification bonus, according to a summary of the union contract. Production of GM`s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups at the silao assembly plant in Mexico in 2020, as well as production of previous-generation pickups at GM`s Oshawa, Ont., plant also declined during the strike due to a lack of parts. The agreement has not yet been concluded.

The union`s GM national council will decide, at a meeting on Thursday, whether or not to accept the deal. Then, UAW members will vote on the deal at GM. The strike will continue at least until Thursday`s meeting, the UAW said in a statement. Details of GM`s latest bid emerged over the weekend and Reuters reported that the company had increased the amount it planned to invest in the U.S. from its previous offering from $7 billion to about $9 billion. That figure is unchanged in the final agreement, said a person who was briefed on the case. Regardless of this, the UAW Mack Truck Council announced late Thursday that it had reached a preliminary agreement and suspended a strike for nearly two weeks. Mack workers should return to their workplaces. .

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