After the United Auto Workers approved their new four-year labor contract with General Motors, workers in Bowling Green, KY returned to the Corvette Assembly Plant on Monday where production resumed on the final 2019 Corvettes.
Not everyone was in favor of the new deal as 56% of GM plant workers in Bowling Green voted against the negotiated contract, but Local 2164 president Jack Bowers believes its good to get back to work.
“I think they’re feeling, you know, that they’re glad they are back to work, but they would have liked to see more things they wanted in the contract,” said Local 2164 President, Jack Bowers. “That speaks for how close the votes were and some of the ‘no’ votes, but at the end of the day it’s going to be good everyone gets back to work.”
Plant spokesperson Rachel Bagshaw tells us that work will continue on the C7 Corvette through mid-November before taking a scheduled three-week break to retool the plant for the new 2020 Corvette.
“We’re back right now producing the seventh generation corvette,” said Rachel Bagshaw, Communication Manager for the General Motors Corvette Plant. “We are going to undergo some launch related downtime that’s between the weeks of November 18th through December 6th.”
Here’s a local TV report from WBKO:
The Strike is Over as UAW Members Agree to New Four Year Labor Deal with GM
Bowling Green Assembly Plant UAW Members Vote to Reject New Labor Agreement with GM
General Motors and the UAW Reach a Tentative Deal to End Strike