DETROIT --- Workers at seven of General Motors Co.'s 11 U.S. assembly plants have voted against the company's tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW), but the deal's chances of ratification improved Wednesday after getting support from a key SUV factory in Texas.
About 60% of production workers in Arlington, Texas, voted in favor of the proposed contract. That result followed rejections by union locals at GM plants n Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and three plants in Michigan.
A vote count published by the union Wednesday morning showed the tentative agreement passing by a margin of 52 % to 48%t. Nearly 64% of skilled trades workers were in support of the tentative agreement, while it was losing by 19 votes among production workers, out of nearly 19,000 tallied.