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UAW members at GM's joint venture battery plant in Ohio approve contract

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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UAW workers at the Ohio that supplies battery cells for General Motors electric vehicles have overwhelmingly approved a new contract. The workforce at Ultium Cells, which is a joint venture between GM and South Korea-based battery company LG Energy Solution, voted to unionize in December 2022, five months after the facility started production. The contract, which won 98% approval, will pay production workers $35 an hour by October 2027. UAW President Shawn Fain had praised the tentative agreement, which was announced last week. Workers voted over from 5 a.m. Friday...

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