Volvo Trucks will lay off 3,000 workers because of UAW strike at Mack Trucks
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The impact of a United Auto Workers’ strike at Mack Trucks will nearly double next week when Volvo Trucks North America lays off about 3,000 employees because of a lack of engines and transmissions that come from a Maryland plant the companies share.
A Volvo Group spokesman on Thursday confirmed the ripple effect of the 4-day-old strike on its New River Plant in Dublin, Virginia.
“We communicated to our employees this morning that NRV will stop production Monday because of the effects of the strike at our Hagerstown powertrain operations,” spokesman John Mies told FreightWaves. “This will unfortunately result in the temporary layoff of about 3,000 employees.”
First strike in 35 years
Mack Trucks employees went on strike Oct. 13 at six facilities in three states, led by the walkout of 1,900 workers at Mack’s assembly plant in Lower Macungie, Pennsylvania. More than 3,500 workers are on strike for the first time in 35 years.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com // iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski