The ratification of agreements with Aramark and GM resolves a potentially sensitive problem that would have arisen if one or the other had not done so, although the union found that Aramark workers had suspended their strike until ratification. The union had ordered auto workers last month to cross the picket lines of maintenance workers and, as the Free Press reported, auto workers were hesitant to do so again. While these levels are covered by the 2019 agreement, outsourced work, such as maintenance. B, once covered by the framework contract, are executed by workers from other companies. In Michigan and Ohio, 850 employees hired by Aramark and represented by the UAW work at GM, who perform a large number of tasks. They went out the day before the GM workers` strike, some refused to cross their picket line, others pecked with them before showing up for work. When the UAW confirmed that General Motors staff had ratified its interim agreement on Friday, the union announced that Aramark UAW members had also ratified a new contract. UAW attackers, who spent five weeks on the picket line, the longest route in decades, continue to manage what is still in the agreement. The agreement was announced on 17 October, a 20-page summary was published the following day on the UAW website and local trade union briefings began on Saturday. The majority of strikers will probably decide on their “yes” or “no” on the basis of the briefings and the synthesis they receive on the day of their vote.
Unfortunately, workers do not have much room to study, read, unpack and discuss the broad outlines of the treaty, let alone the real language – the vote should be finalised by Friday. Until 2015, the main requirement for workers was to address legacy employees before 2007. When this year`s interim agreement did not raise concerns, workers voted against it and forced negotiators back to the negotiating table. The following agreement called these workers “progress” and established an eight-year pay scale (while the contract was still only four years old). He passed Chrysler, but he barely squeaked with GM and Ford. For Aramark workers, who are also represented by the UAW, there is not yet a word of agreement. This has created some concerns as to whether they will still be on the picket lines in the coming days or weeks. “If we hear that they have reached an interim agreement and nothing has been said about us, it has put a lot of local members in turmoil, because what does that mean?” said Tamara Sullivan.