The workers producing electric vehicle batteries for General Motors have won a major victory as the United Auto Workers (UAW) union proudly announces a tentative contract deal with Ultium Cells in Lordstown, Ohio. Pending approval by UAW members, this ground-breaking deal offers significant pay increases and improved benefits for the workers.

In highlighting the agreement’s revolutionary effects, UAW President Shawn Fain said it would raise the starting pay to $26.91 per hour. With the corporation having previously boosted the hourly rate to $20 in August of last year, this is a significant improvement. Workers can anticipate that, by the time the agreement expires, their pay will have increased to $35 per hour after just one year on the staff.

Along with a $3,000 ratification bonus, the contract also gives many workers a 30% pay rise spread over three years. In the struggle for workers’ rights in the electric car sector, this agreement represents the UAW’s steadfast dedication to obtaining just wages and better conditions for its members.