DETROIT (AP) — Striking workers at the General Motors factory with the most employees have approved a new contract with the company, all but assuring the deal will be ratified and a 40-day strike will end.
Production workers at GM’s SUV plant in Arlington, Texas, voted 78% in favor, while skilled trades voted 60% for the contract. Arlington is the United Auto Workers union’s largest local, representing more than 5,000 people.READ MORE: Stone Wall Partially Collapses In Pittsburgh Neighborhood
The voting percentages were posted Friday on the local’s website but no totals were given. Local officials believe the strike will end. The website told members to check after 4 p.m. Friday to find out when they return to work.READ MORE: Insulation Issue Leads To Smoking Manhole Along 5th Avenue In Pittsburgh
About 49,000 workers walked off their jobs Sept. 16, halting production at U.S. factories.
National vote totals will be released later Friday.MORE NEWS: World War II Enigma Codebreaker And Pittsburgher Julia Parsons Turning 100 This Week
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