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Volvo’s New River Valley plant workers set to return to work

DUBLIN, Va. -- A strike at Volvo Trucks' New River Valley truck plant has come to an end, with workers there ratify...


DUBLIN, Va. — A strike at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant has come to an end, with workers there ratifying a new three-year contract.

Members of the UAW and Volvo Trucks agreed to terms on a new deal that takes effect today. The workers had been on strike since Feb. 1.

“This agreement will help us improve the competitiveness of our New River Valley plant, while continuing to provide our employees with a very competitive package of wages and benefits,” said Per Carlsson, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America. “Our focus now is on getting trucks to our customers as soon as possible, and strengthening our relationship with our New River Valley employees.”

Employees will return to work March 24 and production will ramp up to about 146 trucks per day.


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