Striking Volvo Truck Workers in Dublin Virginia Reach a Tentative Agreement With Major Gains; Strike To Continue Through the Ratification Vote
The UAW announced this evening that the elected bargaining team at Volvo Truck has reached a tentative agreement. UAW Local 2069 members will remain on the picket line until there is a ratification vote on the negotiated agreement.
“UAW members and their families felt strongly about the need for financial stability gains in this contract and were willing to strike not once, but twice, to achieve those gains. The elected bargaining team of the UAW Volvo Truck Council worked very hard to achieve these significant gains and they could not have achieved them without the solidarity of Local 2069 members.,” said UAW President and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry. “This contract reflects significant gains from the prior two tentative agreements.
Curry said the strike and picket lines will remain ongoing through the ratification vote.
“Our members stood up for more substantial gains, and those were achieved,” said Mitchell Smith, director of UAW Region 8. “The process of solidarity and member involvement in this contract has resulted in significant gains for all UAW members at Volvo Truck. I’m so proud of our members and their families for standing together to make these significant gains.”
UAW members will be briefed first about their contract gains by the bargaining team and UAW Region 8 International Representatives as well as UAW Heavy Truck Department International Representative beginning Friday, July 2, with a ratification vote in the days ahead.