“The UAW is disappointed that Volvo Truck has failed to present a substantial offer by the March 16 contract deadline despite a contract extension. Our goal remains to achieve a fair tentative agreement for our members, their families and the community of Dublin, Virginia,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department.
Over 2900 UAW members want a new agreement that protects their families through job security, adequate wages and benefits and protects their health and safety. Curry said, the members of UAW Local 2069 are committed to achieving a contract that is best for their families and the company.
“Every day our UAW members leave their homes proud of the work they do at Volvo making some of the finest trucks in the world. Our members and their families made this sacrifice in order to get a fair contract offer that protects their wages, benefits and health and safety,” said Mitchell Smith, Director of UAW Region 8.
“All of the UAW membership appreciates the sacrifice and picket line solidarity of our members at Volvo Truck,” said Curry. “It is not easy to strike on workers, their families or the community and we appreciate public support in Dublin for our skilled Volvo Truck workers and their families.”
The UAW has proposed a future bargaining date of Monday, April 26.
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