By Christina Rogers/The Detroit News
Auto workers at General Motors Co.’s factories in Flint and Lansing have voted to ratify the automaker’s four-year contract with the United Auto Workers union, according to the local unions website.
The results, which appeared on Local 598′s website Saturday morning, are the first of many expected to trickle in through the weekend and early next week as GM’s 48,500 UAW-represented workers head to the polls to vote on a new pact.
GM’s Flint Assembly, which builds full-size pickup trucks, employs 2,513 workers and recently added a third shift to meet growing demand for these heavy-duty haulers.
Local 598 didn’t offer a break down of the results on its website, only a one-line statement: “Our membership has passed the UAW/GM contract.”