DETROIT (WWJ) – Workers at General Motors factories in Flint and Lansing have voted to ratify the automaker’s four-year contract with the United Auto Workers union. The union reached a four-year tentative deal with GM on September 16.

It includes profit-sharing instead of annual raises for most workers and promises of at least 5,100 new union jobs.

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Talks between Ford and the UAW are expected to pick up this week. WWJ AutoBeatReporter Jeff Gilbert explains that they will start tackling the tough economic issues on Monday –  but they need to get a deal together that Ford can afford and the workers can ratify says Gilbert.

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Meantime, contract talks between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union have restarted after breaking down this week over financial issues.

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Both sides say in a statement that UAW President Bob King and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne had productive discussions on Friday and that talks are continuing.