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Statement by Acting Secretary Su on third tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and major US auto companies

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su released the following statement today after a tentative labor agreement was reached between the United Auto Workers and General Motors:  

“I applaud the United Auto Workers and General Motors on reaching a tentative agreement this morning. This agreement was the product of intense and challenging negotiations, and I want to thank the parties for staying at the table. The parties have reached an agreement that is truly historic not only terms of direct wage increases but the wage fairness it aims to address as well. This is also an agreement that will protect good union jobs, now and in the future. 

“The Biden-Harris administration also wants to see a transition to electric vehicles that builds our clean energy future with good, union jobs. Through these negotiations, the UAW and the Big 3 automakers are bringing us closer to that goal by including Ultium and other EV battery work in these agreements, among many other improvements. 

“This tentative agreement shows, as the President and I have often said, that collective bargaining works to help build an economy that works for all. Congratulations to the parties on this milestone achievement.”

Office of the Secretary
October 30, 2023
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