Some 700 members of UAW Local 2069 will return to work next month at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant in Virginia after being laid off for three years. Under a new contract ratified over the weekend, some 100 workers will return May 2; more than 250 are scheduled to report back May 9, and more than 350 will return May 16.
The new agreement also allows Volvo to be more competitive with other manufacturers that produce heavy-duty Class 8 trucks in the United States and Mexico. continue reading

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