Volvo Trucks North America, UAW reach tentative agreement

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Volvo Trucks North America announced today, March 12, that the company and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year agreement that would cover about 2,600 UAW members at Volvo’s New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va.

Volvo said further comment from the company about the proposed agreement is being withheld pending ratification by UAW Local No. 2069. Ratification meetings are being scheduled by the UAW, the union said; details of the agreement will be provided to union members prior to a ratification vote.

UAW members walked out when the previous contract expired at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31. Negotiations for the new contract had started Jan. 8.

“The solidarity and discipline of members of UAW Local 2069 is what made this agreement possible,” said UAW Vice President General Holiefield, who directs the union’s Heavy Truck Department.

Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks at the New River Valley plant in Dublin. Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Md.