The official count doesn't yet include the results from Arlington Assembly, where GM builds full-size SUVs. It also doesn't account for Lansing Delta Township Assembly in Michigan and Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana, both of which turned down the deal, according to percentage totals released Wednesday by local union officials. Workers at other assembly plants in Lansing and Flint, Mich., and Spring Hill, Tenn., previously rejected the agreement.
The union can declare the agreement ratified if it's supported by a majority of total votes, though in past negotiations it has revisited specific issues when a deal has failed among skilled trades workers. Production workers significantly outnumber skilled trades and rarely vote less favorably on contracts.
The union said only 36 percent of production workers at Local 652, which represents Lansing Grand River and two nearby stamping plants, voted in favor, as did 46 percent of production workers at Wentzville. At Fort Wayne, 37 percent of production workers supported the deal, according to results confirmed by Local 2209. Skilled trades workers at all three sites voted to approve the deal.
GM has declined to comment while ratification voting is underway.
The tentative deal increases top wages by 25 percent over the next four and a half years, matching the union's agreements with Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis, where ratification votes also continue. Including restored cost-of-living adjustments, the UAW said, veteran workers would see their pay rise about 33 percent over the course of the contract, to $42.95 an hour.