LISLE, Ill.— Navistar International and the UAW announced today that UAW employees have ratified a new four-year labour agreement.
“The new contract will help our UAW-represented facilities embrace lean principles, which will allow them to remain competitive in today’s business environment,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar president and CEO. “The contract also helps our UAW-represented employees and retirees maintain a good standard of living.”
The new contract was approved by the majority of voting UAW members and replaced the contract that expired in fall 2014.
“UAW members have approved a contract that is fair and equitable for both them and company,” said UAW vice-president Norwood Jewell, who directs the union’s Heavy Truck Department. “With this new contract, our members may continue serving our customers in the heavy truck industry while maintaining good jobs and benefits that will allow them to support their family and community. This is an example of how working men and women and companies can work together so that everyone wins.”
Bill Osborne, Navistar senior vice president, manufacturing and quality added: “We value our partnership with the UAW. We found common ground on some difficult issues and we will continue in that spirit of cooperation as we move forward.”
The UAW represents approximately 1,500 employees at five Navistar facilities.
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