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UAW rejects Volvo offer

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- United Auto Workers yesterday rejected two of three tentative labour agreements covering worker...


GREENSBORO, N.C. — United Auto Workers yesterday rejected two of three tentative labour agreements covering workers at a Volvo Truck plant in New River Valley, Va.

The agreements were supposed to have covered approximately 2,800 members of UAW Local #2069. The union rejected a tentative "universal" agreement covering issues common to both salaried and hourly workers at the plant, and a tentative local agreement covering just hourly workers. A separate local agreement covering only the plant’s approximately 190 salaried workers was approved.

Volvo Trucks North America and the union have agreed that the plant will continue to operate under the terms of the agreements that expired Feb. 1, 2005, as negotiations on new contracts continue.

Negotiations began Dec. 6, 2004, and the negotiating teams reached tentative agreements, subject to ratification by the local bargaining units, Feb.1, 2005.


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