GM Arlington Plant Approves UAW Deal

Nov. 16, 2023
Over 60% of United Auto Workers union members at General Motors’ Arlington, Texas assembly plant have approved a new labor deal.

Over 60% of United Auto Workers (UAW) union members at General Motors’ Arlington, Texas assembly plant have approved a new labor deal, Reuters reports. 

After over six weeks of being on strike, around 66% of Ford UAW members have approved a deal. 72% of Stellantis members have approved one, as well. GM members have not been as decisive, though.

According to UAW’s GM vote tracking site, approval for the contract is leading 54% to 46%. Nearly 31,000 out of 46,000 members have cast their votes, and voting officially ends today at 4 p.m. EST. Most of the voting was expected to have taken place yesterday.

Many GM members of UAW have rejected the deal, with 60% at the Fort Wayne, Indiana, truck plant rejecting it; 53% rejecting it at its Wentzville, Missouri, plant; 58% rejecting it at its Lansing Grand River plant; and 61% rejection at the Lansing Delta Township plant.

Alternatively, plants in Detroit, Fairfax, Kansas; and Lake Orion, Michigan have approved the deal. Much support has been gained with smaller warehouses and parts facilities, where workers would receive large raises if a deal is approved.