As more details come out on the tentative UAW contract with GM the more Janesville union leaders seem to like it.
First of all, UAW local 95 president Mike Sheridan says they're glad it's over so soon and members seem anxious and relieved to be going back to work.
Union member Ron Ahrens is one of them. He went through an eight week strike several years ago and he says whether it lasts eight weeks or two days the uncertainty of being out of work can get to you.
Among other things, the contract calls for the union to take over the administration of the retirees benefit fund from the company. President Sheridan thinks that will secure benefits for union members and make GM's books look good.
Rank and file like Ron Ahrens say they're hearing the deal will keep the benefit fund solvent for eighty years. If that's the case and if actual paid out benefits don't decrease, then Ahrens thinks it may not be a bad thing.
It may be another week or so before each local votes on the contract but for now the two day strike is over.