Local UAW members eager to reach final agreement with GM

With the deal in place between the United Autoworkers and Fiat-Chrysler, local union leaders are looking forward to hammering out agreements with General Motors.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – With the deal in place between the United Autoworkers and Fiat-Chrysler, local union leaders are looking forward to hammering out agreements with General Motors at the international level, as well as locally.

UAW Local 1112 President Glenn Johnson said talks between the union and GM got underway even before the four-year contract with Fiat-Chrysler had been ratified. He said UAW leaders would like to see more parity in wages for members and to do away with the tiered system now in place — where those with less seniority are paid less than others.

“That being said, you know, the Chrysler agreement was very aggressive in trying to eliminate that, and there is some grow-in in it. It’ll be interesting to see what UAW and GM come up with,” Johnson said.

The Lordstown complex employs roughly 4,500 people now — about 2,800 of them are members of Local 1112.

GM has about 55,000 UAW employees nationwide.

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