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Union Workers Ratify Contract at General Motors

United Automobile Workers union members at General Motors have ratified a tentative contract in a closely contested vote, according to a tally of results from all the G.M. locals posted by the union on Thursday.

The contract had the support of 55 percent of the nearly 36,000 members voting. Majorities at several large G.M. factories voted against the agreement.

Tentative agreements with Ford and Stellantis, the maker of brands including Jeep and Chrysler, appear headed for approval by larger margins, incomplete results there show.

The agreements raise the top wage for production workers by 25 percent, to more than $40 over four and a half years, from $32. They were reached last month after a six-week wave of strikes that hobbled the automakers — a strategy spearheaded by the union’s new president, Shawn Fain, who had vowed to take a tougher line in negotiations than his predecessors.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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