St. Louis area General Motors workers approve contract


WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) – Striking workers at a General Motors plant in the St. Louis area have voted to approve the company’s proposed contract.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports United Auto Workers Local 2250 at a
plant in Wentzville, Missouri, approved the contract Thursday. The local’s
financial secretary, Darin Gilley, says 63.5 percent of production workers and 69.9 percent of skilled-trades workers voted in favor.

Workers across the nation are voting on the new four-year deal. Voting ends Friday. About 49,000 UAW workers went on strike against GM Sept. 16, crippling GM’s U.S. factories and costing the company an estimated $2 billion.

As part of the tentative agreement, GM has committed to invest $1.5 billion in the Wentzville assembly plant. The facility would make the “next generation” of GM’s midsize pickup trucks.

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI