UAW And General Motors End Strike

DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. have reached a tentative contract agreement that ends a two-day nationwide strike immediately.

That means employees at GM's Spring Hill plant will go back to work.

The historic agreement would shift the burden of retiree health care from GM to the union and give workers bonuses and lump-sum payments.

The union said the deal was reached shortly after 3 a.m. today.

The contract still must be reviewed by local UAW presidents and is subject to a vote by GM's 73,000 rank-and-file members.

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