The Workers Union at Mack Trucks has voted down a tentative contract deal of five years with the company. As per the reports of United Automobile Workers, the workers at Mack Trucks have now planned to put up a strike on Monday at 7:00 AM.
Volvo Trucks is the parent company of Mack Trucks. Shawn Fain, the President of the United Automobile Workers, said in a letter to Volvo Trucks that almost 73% of the company’s workers have voted against the five-year contract deal. The Union counted the results of the vote on Sunday.
About four thousand workers from three states (Florida, Maryland, and Pennsylvania) at Mack Trucks are also part of the United Auto Workers Union. The leaders of the Union read a tentative agreement on the deal with the company on 1 October 2023.
According to AP News,
“The deal included a 19% pay raise over the life of the contract with 10% upon ratification. There also was a $3,500 ratification bonus, no increase in weekly health care contributions, increased annual lump sum payments for retirees, and a $1,000 annual 401(k) lump sum to offset health care costs for employees who don’t get health insurance after retirement.”
Shawn Fain also ensured Volvo Trucks in his letter about the protection of company equipment. He said that the employees who will be working at early hours will exit the factories after they have performed the necessary tasks.
Fain also talked about the Union’s commitment to the exploration of all options to reach an agreement. He stated that the members of United Auto Workers and other workers throughout the country are looking for their fair share in company benefits and wages.