Detroit – Early this morning the UAW Volvo Truck Council announced that they have reached a tentative agreement.
“UAW members showed incredible solidarity on the picket lines and have achieved significant gains toward fair pay, benefits and job security protections,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department, Ray Curry.
Curry said the strike will be suspended and Volvo Truck workers will be scheduled to return to their regular shifts on May 3.
“The stress of a strike is never easy on a member or their family, particularly in these uncertain times,” said Mitchell Smith, director of UAW Region 8. “We can’t thank enough the surrounding communities for the outpouring of support for our striking families.”
Details of the tentative agreement will be withheld until UAW members can be briefed prior to taking a ratification vote in the days ahead.
“Out of respect for our members, we will refrain from discussing details publicly until the membership at Volvo Truck can be fully briefed. Ultimately it is our members’ contract, and UAW Volvo Truck members that will make this final decision as they vote.”
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