UAW workers turn down Nexteer agreement - WNEM TV 5

UAW workers turn down Nexteer agreement

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

The UAW workers voted no to a tentative contract agreement with Nexteer.

The vote took place Sunday at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw.

Union workers told TV5 on Sunday they didn't like the contract and thought the UAW could have worked harder to improve their wages and benefits.

There were 3,103 no votes and 80 yes votes. The UAW Local 699 released the results Monday morning on its Facebook page.

The union said they listened and have submitted a new proposal to Nexteer on Monday.

On Monday evening, UAW leadership told member if Nexteer doesn't accept the proposal, the union will go on strike at 11:59 p.m. 

Nexteer is a major supplier for General Motors.

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