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Mitsubishi, Union Strike A Deal

Automaker and the United Auto Workers say they have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement for the company's plant in Normal, Ill.

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Mitsubishi Motors North America and the United Auto Workers say they have reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement for the company's plant in Normal, Ill.

In a joint statement Friday, Mitsubishi and the union said they would make no further comment until the workers vote on the deal.

The plant's 1,366 employees have been working without a contract since their most recent labor agreement expired Sept. 5. That deal expired after the union unanimously rejected the automaker's latest offer.

The Illinois plant produces four models β€” the Eclipse, Eclipse Spyder, Galant and Endeavor.

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