On October 2nd, 2020, the members of United Auto Workers Local 677 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, representing 1,100 Mack Trucks employees, voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer and go on strike. The contract offer was negotiated between Mack management and UAW leadership, both of which have agreed to resume talks and negotiation.
Union members had raised a number of issues in the contract, including wages, job security, and healthcare. Despite the rejection of the offer, union members will continue to contribute to the company by continuing to manufacture trucks that are critical to businesses across the country. UAW members are staying on the job providing essential services such as supplying critical trucks and maintaining production and delivery vehicles.
The parties are in active talks to arrive at a negotiated agreement to bridge the gap and end the strike. The union’s goal is to secure a strong contract for Mack workers that provides safe working conditions, a fair wage, and job security. In the event of a prolonged strike, other union members from the UAW will mobilize to support the striking workers.