May 26, 2024

UAW workers strike Mack Trucks after rejecting contract

Oct 9 (Reuters) – Union workers at Volvo Group (VOLVb.ST)-owned Mack Trucks went on strike on Monday after overwhelmingly rejecting a proposed five-year contract, the United Auto Workers said, the latest tentative labor agreement to be voted down.

About 73% of the unit’s 4,000 workers in Pennsylvania, Florida and Maryland voted against the deal that included a 19% pay raise, said the UAW, which is in the midst of contract talks with Detroit’s Big Three automakers from whom it is also seeking wage hikes.