GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Saved By UAW Agreement, Will Reportedly Build An Electric Pickup

The UAW has released new details about their tentative agreement with General Motors.

One of the biggest revelations is the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will remain open. This is a major reversal for the automaker as the Michigan plant was originally slated to end production in June. However, the company eventually extended production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala until January of 2020.

The decision to keep the plant open could mean the Cadillac CT6 will live on in North America. Officials have expressed their desire to keep the model around and have previously suggested its future was tied to contract negotiations with the UAW.

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The CT6’s future in America remains unclear, but the UAW did note the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be getting a “new product.” Nothing is official at this point, but The Detroit Free Press reports the model will be an electric pickup truck.

While the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has been saved, the UAW confirmed Lordstown Assembly, Baltimore Transmission and Warren Transmission will close as previously announced by General Motors. The UAW also confirmed the CCA Fontana facility will close sometime during the course of the new contract.

Besides saving the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, the agreement will give seniority employees an $11,000 ratification bonus. Temporary employees will also get a ratification bonus of $4,500.

Speaking of money, the $12,000 cap on profit sharing payouts has been eliminated. This means UAW members could get bigger bonuses if GM makes more than $12 billion in profits in North America.

The contact will also give part- and full-time temporary employees a “shortened path to permanent status.” The union also secured paid time off for some temporary workers and “full approval authority and the ability to monitor the number of temporary employees working in the plants.”

To read more about the contract, you can check out the UAW summary here (PDF).

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