The picket lines disappeared in Detroit as the United Auto Workers signed a pending contract with General Motors early Monday, the last of the big three automakers to come to terms with the union after six weeks of walkouts.
The tentative agreement came after UAW struck deals with Ford on Thursday and Jeep maker Stellantis on Saturday.
All three deals include 25% wage hikes, new outlets reported. More details on the GM contract hadn’t yet emerged.
After reaching the Stellantis deal, UAW expanded its strike against GM, but sources told multiple news outlets that the two completed negotiations with a contract.
UAW, upon settling negotiations with Stellantis, said the union had “begun to turn the tide in the war on the American working class.”
He said in a press release that the Amsterdam-based multinational automaker had planned to cut 5,000 jobs before the strikes but that it now plans to add 5,000.
The union said that contract restores benefits it conceded during the recession, among them cost-of-living allowances.
It and the deal with Ford await union members' ratification, while more details of the GM process are still to come.
Meanwhile, the Unifor union in Canada reached a deal with Stellantis Monday after forging earlier agreements with Ford and GM, all three along the same pattern, including up to 25% pay increases. The tentative deal with Stellantis, which has the biggest presence in Canada of the big three brands, covers 8,200 workers.
Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today