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BCBSM reaches tentative deal with striking workers

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Striking workers at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have reached a tentative agreement for a new employee contract. Workers are expected to vote on the contract next week.

It’s been nearly three months since hundreds of Blue Cross Blue Shield employees walked off their jobs after union officials failed to reach an agreement with the health insurance company.

United Auto Workers reports the union has now reached a verbal agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Bargaining on behalf of workers in Lansing… Amy Castanon says the deal includes raises.

“So literally throughout the life of the agreement, the average wage increases 26%.”

Workers are expected to vote on the contract early next week.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.
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