FLINT, MI – Union lorry drivers operative during 4 Automotive Component Carrier have given their care within UAW Local 659 a go forward to call a strike.
United Auto Workers Local 659 Vice President Steve Gruener pronounced 92 percent of workers voted for a strike authorization on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The kinship has not pronounced if it will go on strike.
“UAW Local 659 totally supports a members during ACC and hopes a association will commend a need for pursuit confidence and a satisfactory salary during negotiations,” Gruener pronounced in a statement. “Our members have oral with a 92 percent strike authorisation opinion and will mount clever in oneness to see a execution of a negotiate process.”
Gruener formerly pronounced a strike authorisation opinion had zero to do with a fact that a Penske-owned Automotive Component Carrier plans to lay off 71 drivers in January.
Penske pronounced a layoffs are required since a agreement between Automotive Component Carrier and General Motors was not renewed.
“There is no hazard of a work blocking or intrusion to any of a services ACC/Penske Logistics provides,” Penske Logistics Corporate Communications Director Randolph P. Ryerson pronounced in a statement. “Work continues as usual. We are behind during a list now with Local 659 and negotiating in good faith.
“We continue to work towards a jointly acceptable resolution. Yesterday’s opinion was a procedural matter and a formula are as would be expected.”
Workers are now underneath a 60-day extended agreement and are negotiate about work load, salary and other issues, kinship officials formerly said.
There are ACC locations in Flint, Lansing, Saginaw and Fort Wayne, Ind.