According to the ongoing voting results released by the union on Wednesday, the deal has gained support from approximately 54% of the nearly 30,700 autoworkers whose votes have been finalized by the union.
While results are still pending at several smaller facilities and a crossover plant in mid-Michigan, a local chapter reported that 60% of the workers at the crossover plant voted against the pact.
This broad approval represents a turnaround in the voting process after several significant assembly plants in Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee—comprising over 19,000 of GM’s approximately 50,000 union employees under the tentative agreement—initially voted against the deal, causing uncertainty about its prospects.
On Wednesday morning, GM’s Arlington Assembly plant in Texas, which represents 4,900 autoworkers, voted in favor of the deal. Approximately 60% of production workers and 65% of skilled trades union workers supported the agreement. Additionally, a joint venture battery plant included in the tentative agreements garnered 96% support, with 1,313 votes in favor.
Both the UAW and GM have refrained from commenting on the results until they have been officially finalized. Voting is still ongoing for UAW members with Ford Motor and Stellantis, with most results showing support for the agreements. The voting process is expected to conclude by Friday, although the union has not provided an exact date for finalizing the votes.
It’s worth noting that the UAW reached separate tentative agreements with each of the automakers, and their ratifications are independent of one another. The deal with GM includes a 25% wage increase, restoration of cost-of-living adjustments, and various other benefits. However, some UAW members, particularly veteran workers, expressed dissatisfaction with the deal, citing inflated expectations stemming from earlier discussions that failed to materialize, such as a proposed 32-hour workweek and improved retirement benefits.