2/13/08

Striking UAW in no hurry to negotiate

Volvo Trucks North America said Tuesday it was no closer to ending a strike at a Virginia plant that started Feb. 1. John Mies, spokesman for the Greensboro-based company, said they have had no contact with the United Auto Workers Union since the strike began. "The ball is in the UAW court," he said. "When they decide they would like to resume negotiations, we're ready to do that."

Production of Volvo's VT, VN and VHD trucks at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., has stopped, he said. The strike affects about 2,600 workers.

The company's contract with UAW expired at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31. The UAW and its affiliated #2069 have been on strike since then.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Swedish company, Volvo Group.

(bizjournals.com)

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