A proposed contract with GM that more than 46,000 UAW members are voting on this week contains lucrative bonuses and wage gains, but it doesn't bring any production from Mexico to the U.S. or save three plants that shut down this year.
The plant, which was scheduled to close in January, would employ 2,225 people at full capacity, GM told the UAW as part of the tentative contract agreement being sent to workers for ratification.
By the end of last week, some 150,000 workers either had been laid off or had their pay reduced, a consulting firm said. Most of those affected don't even work for GM.
The UAW responded over the weekend to GM's latest contract proposal, but neither side issued updates on the status of the talks by mid-afternoon on Monday. The UAW over the weekend increased members' strike pay to $275 a week and also called an unrelated strike against Mack Truck by 3,600 members at six plants.