Members of the UAW working at General Motors Co. (GM) voted by two-to-one to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the company. The two sides hadreached a tentative agreement Sept. 16. The contract will create 6,400 new jobs in the United States, provide jobs for UAW members who have been laid off over the past several years and bring work back to the United States and to UAW GM plants that had been moved to Mexico and other parts of the world. The 6,400 GM jobs mean another 57,600 jobs will be created in suppliers and other businesses related to the auto industry, since auto manufacturing jobs create and support so many other jobs.

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