While its Detroit-area automotive counterparts continue to grapple with labor strikes that have dragged on since mid-September and caused sweeping layoffs of non-union workers at the likes of General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, Mack Trucks Sunday night reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union on a new five-year contract covering about 3,900 employees at facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.
“More details to come as members review the [tentative agreement],” UAW posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Mack UAW members could have gone on strike Monday and had already authorized a strike. The agreement must now be ratified by UAW members. Ratification meetings will be scheduled by the UAW.
“The terms of this tentative agreement would deliver significantly increased wages and continue first-class benefits for Mack employees and their families,” said Mack President Stephen Roy. “At the same time, it would allow the company to successfully compete in the market, and continue making the necessary investments in our people, plants and products.”
Mack sister company Volvo Trucks North America endured a UAW work stoppage in 2021 that dragged on for more than a month.