For more than a month, United Auto Workers union members have been on strike at General Motors, fighting back against corporate greed. The strike began on September 16, and this week the UAW and GM announced a tentative agreement.
In Pennsylvania, nearly 100 workers at a GM parts distribution center in Langhorne, PA (Bucks County) are on the picket line. Also in our Commonwealth this week, UAW members at Mack Truck, headquartered in Macungie, PA went on strike. Nearly 2,500 workers in Macungie and another 80 in Middletown, PA are on the picket line. In the southwest corner of PA, at Langeloth Metallurgical in Washington County, around 80 workers have been on strike since September 9th.
Here’s what the UAW Reported::
Local General Motors UAW leaders from around the country today announced that the UAW GM National Council voted to accept the Tentative Agreement with General Motors. UAW workers will remain on strike until ratification.
The ratification informational meetings and vote will take place beginning Saturday, October 19 and ending Friday, October 25, 2019. Members should contact their UAW Locals for dates and times for meetings and voting.
“We thank the public for their support during the strike and their continued support as UAW GM members review the tentative agreement,” UAW Vice President and Director of the General Motors Department Terry Dittes said. “Ultimately, UAW members will make the decision to ratify the agreement. Their unity and solidarity brought us to this moment.”