Some 1,300 UAW members working at the Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) plant in New River Valley, VA, have approved a new five-year contract. The plant assembles the Volvo VN and VHD.
The vote formally ratifies a tentative agreement that was announced last week. The previous UAW contract at the place expired on Mar. 17.
“We are the only manufacturing group still building trucks for this market exclusively in the United States, and agreements like this one help us keep American manufacturing competitive,” said Denny Slagle, president & CEO of VTNA. “Working with the UAW, we’ve arrived at an agreement that increases Volvo Trucks’ long-term competitiveness in the North American market, while continuing to offer our employees a great quality of life.”