The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal Thursday to raise wages 25% at Ultium Cells, a company that makes batteries for General Motors’ electric vehicles.
The union said the agreement will be retroactive to December 23, meaning that workers will get between $3,000 to $7,000 in total back pay, depending upon the hours they worked.
About 1,100 hourly employees at the company’s Warren, Ohio, factory are covered by the deal. Ultium, a joint venture between GM and Korean partner LG, is in the process of building two additional plants besides this one.
Industrywide, there are six US plants making EV batteries and 22 m