UAW to strike at Volvo today at noon

United Auto Workers Local 2069 at Volvo in Dublin will go on strike today at noon, following Sunday’s overwhelming vote to reject the latest contract proposal.

According to a letter to UAW members from Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer and Director, UAW Heavy Truck Department, employees working at noon today will exit their facilities in an orderly manner after performing any tasks necessary to prevent damage to the company’s equipment or product.

“Over the last five months, we have met with company representatives in an effort to address issues raised by our members,” Curry said.

The union remains committed to exploring all options for reaching an agreement. As you know, many topics remain at issue, including wage increases, job security, wage progression, skilled trades, shift premium, holiday schedules, work schedules, health and safety, seniority, pension, 401(k), healthcare and prescription drug coverage and overtime. We are confidant that further discussion of these and other issues will result in progress toward the goal of a contract that works for both the company and its employees.”

Curry closed by saying the union is available to reconvene negotiations on Wednesday, June 9.