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Local UAW chapters reject General Motors tentative agreement

Workers will continue to strike until deal is made
Posted at 6:24 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 06:32:58-04

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The UAW chapters in both Tonawanda and Lockport have voted to reject the deal set out by General Motors.

Union workers have been on strike for over a month, hoping for a new contract that would give them the benefits they fell they deserve.

Last week, UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement. That agreement has been put to a vote this week.

All local chapters of the UAW have until 4pm Friday to vote. But a majority of workers in Tonawanda and Lockport voted down the deal.

In Tonwanda, it was close. 51percent of workers voted to reject the deal, while 49 percent approve.

Lockport, not so much. 78 percent have voted to reject the deal.

Workers will continue to strike until a deal is reached.

Meantime, the rest of Western New York is feeling the effect of this strike. Head here to find out how the strike is leading to delays in car repairs around the area.