Updated at 6:08 p.m. ET
Some 40 days after United Automobile Workers walked off the job, picketing General Motors plants and grinding operations to a halt, the labor union's members have ratified the tentative deal their representatives struck with the automaker earlier this month. The UAW announced the deal's approval after voting ended Friday.
Employees will return to work as instructed by GM.
The contract was approved by 57.2%.