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UAW Navistar Members Ratify Significant Contract That Ends Tiered Wages

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
by UAW News
UAW Navistar Members Ratify Significant Contract That Ends Tiered Wages

(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – United Auto Workers (UAW) Navistar-represented Workers have voted to ratify a new six-year contract that secures significant economic and benefit improvements - including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements and a “no closing agreement,” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged, UAW Officials have announced.

The agreement covers Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park, Local 472 in Atlanta, Local 119 in Dallas, Local 1872 in York, Pennsylvania and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio.

“The UAW Negotiating Team was able to successfully bargain an end to tiered pay and a significant economic and benefits package,” said Ray Curry, who serves as UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department.

Highlights include: A $2,000 signing bonus; Members hired before October 1st, 2013 will immediately go to top wages; A 4% lump-sum payment in 2018; 3% lump-sum payments in 2020 and 2022; A 3% Annual Improvement Factor to all wages in 2019, 2021 and 2023; A $1,000 profit-sharing payout; and No increase in weekly health insurance premium for the life of the agreement.

“Navistar Members negotiated a solid agreement under tough circumstances with clear gains,” UAW President Gary Jones said. "We’re proud of the work they’ve done and the well-deserved contract they received.”

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