United Auto Workers in Normal, Illinois ratified a contract to continue working at a Mitsubishi plant that will shutter in May.
"It's still kind of a sad day," UAW Local 2488 president Rod DeVary said, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. "We are happy that the workers are satisfied with the agreement. But the plant will still stop production in November and then close for good in May. It's really kind of a heart-wrenching time. There are really no victories here."
The workers voted 697 to 103 in favor of the contract, which covers them if the plant is sold or closed and also helps them during the transition after they leave the company. Additional details on the contract have not been released.