Tentative deal reached to end strike at GM's Fairfax plant

DETROIT | A General Motors Corp. spokesman says the automaker has reached a tentative local agreement with the United Auto Workers that could end a strike by 2,500 workers at a key assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan.

Spokesman Dan Flores says the two sides reached the deal Tuesday evening. The Fairfax plant builds the hot-selling Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan as well as the midsize Saturn Aura.

Workers have been on strike since May 5 over a local contract with rules governing job assignments, overtime and other items.

Flores says it's unclear when workers will return to their job if the contract is ratified.