Updated: October 25, 2019 05:54 PM
Created: October 25, 2019 05:22 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The United Auto Workers union gave final approval for the four-year labor contract with General Motors Friday.
The ratification brings the 40-day strike to an end, which cost GM more than $2 billion.
On Tuesday, members of UAW Local 1097 voted against the contract by more than 80%.
Dan Maloney, the president of UAW Local 1097 says the local branch of the union isn’t done fighting the contract.
"We're now going to have to fight on the political front,” Maloney said. “We're going to have to work with Congressman Morelle and with our assembly members of New York State standing right behind me now with the chamber and the Mayor to lock down these jobs in Rochester. We have to take care of own."
About 49,000 workers walked off the job on Sept. 16, halting production at US factories. Some workers are expected to return as early as tomorrow.
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