Navistar International Corp. and the UAW have reached agreement on a new four-year labor pact. According to Navistar, a majority of voting members approved the contract, which replaces one that expired on Oct. 1, 2014.
The UAW represents approximately 1,500 employees at five Navistar facilities in Melrose Park, IL (engineering and engine assembly), Springfield, OH (truck assembly), and Atlanta, Dallas and York (PA) (parts distribution centers).
“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 chief executive officer. “The contract also helps our UAW-represented employees and retirees maintain a good standard of living.”
“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.”