UAW Local 2250 members reject UAW/GM agreement

UAW LOCAL 2250 MEMBERS walk a picket at the GM Assembly plant in Wentzville Friday, Sept. 15, as the UAW launched an historic Stand Up Strike against select plants of GM, Ford and Stellantis. The strike against GM ended Oct. 30. – Labor Tribune file photo

Missouri Correspondent

Wentzville, MO – UAW Local 2250 members at the GM assembly plant here have voted against the UAW/GM tentative agreement by 54 percent.

The UAW achieved record contracts with the big three automakers after six weeks of targeted labor strikes.  It was on track to pass but not all members are satisfied with the tentative agreement. General Motors’ plants in Flint, Mich., Spring Hill, Tenn. and Toledo, Ohio, also voted no.

As of Wednesday morning, the GM Ratification Tracker was showing the contract passing at 52.16 percent with members at several other plants yet to vote. The contract needs a simple majority of votes nationwide to pass.

The tentative contract is a result of the UAW Stand Up Strike – the first ever targeting all three U.S. automakers. It began Sept. 15 and included a series of rolling strikes at the Big Three. UAW Local 2250 was among the first group of auto workers to walk out. The GM strike ended Oct. 30.

The GM contract is similar to deals announced with Ford and Stellantis and includes:

  • A 25 percent wage increase over the four and a half year contract. Members would receive an 11 percent immediately; three percent over the next three years and five percent increase in the last year.
  • A $5,000 ratification bonus.
  • The revival of cost-of-living adjustments.
  • A shorter timeline to reach top wage.
  • A pathway for employees at future battery plants to become unionized under the union’s master agreement.


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