Rank-and-file members of the United Auto Workers agreed to end a strike against General Motors by voting to approve a new contract on Friday, a source familiar with negotiations confirmed to FOX Business.
With the contract’s approval, a six-week nationwide strike that brought the U.S. auto giant’s supply chain to a halt will end. Both parties had been in talks stretching into nights and weekends before coming to a tentative agreement.
It may not be the end of strikes in the automotive industry as late Friday the UAW said next on the docket are negotiations with Ford Motor Company.
“We can confirm the UAW today notified Ford it plans to negotiate with us next,” Ford said in a statement. “As America’s No. 1 producer of vehicles and largest employer of UAW-represented autoworkers, we look forward to reaching a fair agreement that helps Ford enhance its competitiveness and preserve and protect good-paying manufacturing jobs.”