Accuride, union reach accord

Accuride Corp. announced that it has reached a four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Local 718, which represents 291 hourly associates at Accuride’s facility in Rockford, IL.

The plant produces Gunite-brand brake drums, hubs and other wheel-end components for the North American commercial vehicle industry and is one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating manufacturers, Accuride said.

The new agreement is retroactive to Nov. 18, 2014, and effective through March 25, 2019. 

“Accuride greatly appreciates our Rockford associates’ commitment to creating an industry-leading, globally competitive facility,” said Rick Dauch, president and CEO. “This shared achievement underscores the talent and dedication of our Rockford team and follows Accuride’s three-year, $61 million investment in new production equipment and process upgrades that is enabling them to achieve world-class quality and operating performance.”

Contract terms have not been released.

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