DETROIT (AP) -- Members of a United Auto Workers union local in Parma, Ohio, that had threatened a strike have ratified a local contract with General Motors Corp.
The Web site of Local 1005 says workers approved it Wednesday 550 to 537. It represents about 1,500 workers at metal stamping and powertrain operations.
GM spokesman Dan Flores said Friday the automaker is pleased the agreement was ratified and hopes to reach other local agreements.
A local at a plant in Delta Township near Lansing went on strike April 17.
Locals at a Warren transmission factory, a Grand Rapids metal fabricating plant, a metal parts stamping factory in Mansfield, Ohio, and a factory in Kansas City, Kan., all have threatened walkouts.
Local plants negotiate their own operating agreements.