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United Auto Workers Reach Tentative Deal With General Motors After Month-Long Strike

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The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal with General Motors on Wednesday after a month-long strike.

While details of the deal are not yet available, members of the union are expected to receive bonuses and raises, according to CNBC. General Motors’ stock jumped 2.5% in Wednesday morning trading.

“The number one priority of the national negotiation team has been to secure a strong and fair contract that our members deserve,” UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, who is also the director of the UAW GM department, said in a statement.

DETROIT, MI - JULY 16: United Auto Workers President Gary Jones listens to General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speak as they open the 2019 GM-UAW contract talks on July 16, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. With its increasing investment in electric vehicles, GM is faced with the challenge of transitioning its employees to work with new technologies. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones listens to General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speak as they open the 2019 GM-UAW contract talks on July 16, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Dittes also said he will not be discussing details until after union leaders discuss the deal in Detroit on Thursday. (RELATED: Auto Workers Strike Against GM Comes As Union Leaders Face Corruption Investigation)

Members of the United Auto Workers union demanded fair wages, job security, and affordable health care from General Motors in a strike after the UAW’s contract with GM expired Sept. 16.

Entry-level assembly workers are paid about $20 an hour, but the union members demand that number increase to $30 within the next three to four years, as opposed to eight years it usually takes for a raise.

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