The Strike Ends

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- General Motors production workers will be heading back to work in Janesville this afternoon.

The United Auto Workers and GM reached a tentative contract agreement early today that ends a two-day strike.

In Janesville, GM spokeswoman Mary Fanning says UAW and GM joint leadership are calling workers back to the production line beginning with second shift at 4:30 p.m. today.

The contract must be reviewed by local UAW presidents and then put to a vote by GM's 73,000 rank-and-file members. The Janesville plant employs 2,800.

The tentative contract puts the responsibility for retirees' health care in the union's hands.

Fanning says GM and UAW representatives in Janesville must also negotiate a local operating agreement.

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